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Archer to Be ABA's First Black President

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Archer to Be ABA's First Black President

Archer to Be ABA's First Black President

Archer to Be ABA's First Black President

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Dennis Archer will be sworn in Monday as the first African-American president of the American Bar Association. Fewer than 10 percent of all lawyers are black. Archer, who rose from childhood poverty to become mayor of Detroit, says he's happy to be a role model. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.