In 2004, the federal courthouse where U.S. District Judge Matthew Perry worked was named after him. Here, Perry speaks at the dedication ceremony. Lou Krasky/AP hide caption

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Bertha Lewis speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP hide caption

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's signature is viewed in a book of condolence at the Norwegian Embassy on July 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. Clinton made the visit to give condolence to the people of Norway for their loss in the July 22, 2011 twin attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utoeya. KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two people walk by a flower memorial in front of the Norway House in Brussels on Thursday, July 28, 2011. The EU convened a special meeting on counterterrorism in Brussels on Thursday, following the Norway massacre, in which at least 76 people were killed. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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Michael Levy enjoys a game of Mahjiang with local youth. Courtesy Of The Author hide caption

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President Barack Obama waves as he prepares to walks off stage after delivering remarks at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) annual conference luncheon in Washington, Monday, July 25, 2011. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Marc Morial, right, president of the National Urban League, and Ben Jealous, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, speak to reporters after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2011. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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The latest books by former Newsweek columnist Ellis Cose and The Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris gives her first news conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Last month, President Obama became the first sitting president since Kennedy to visit Puerto Rico — one of many recent events to reach out to Latinos. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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