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Black Journalist Recalls His Own Run for Office

Black Journalist Recalls His Own Run for Office

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As Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama contends for his party's nomination for president, Joseph Williams, deputy chief of the Boston Globe's Washington bureau, recalls his own campaign for high-school class president in 1980. Williams discusses his op-ed, "Fear of a Black President: What I learned when I ran for office," published Sunday in The Boston Globe.