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Obama's Success Impacting Notions of Race?

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Obama's Success Impacting Notions of Race?

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Obama's Success Impacting Notions of Race?

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Now that Sen. Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic nomination for president, we consider the impact of that historic event from a generational perspective.

For more, NPR's Tony Cox talks with the Rev. Joseph Lowery, a civil rights icon who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He was a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

They are joined by Afi Odelia Scruggs, an independent journalist and writer.

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