A More Perfect Union: Black Freedoms, White Houses

  title={A More Perfect Union: Black Freedoms, White Houses},
  author={Jasmine Nichole Cobb},
  journal={Public Culture},
Commemorations of significant events in African American history have taken on new significance since a black first family moved into the White House. President Barack Obama’s consecutive terms have coincided with the anniversaries of various legislative victories associated with the social and political advancement of black Americans. These moments underscore the way the president represents the fulfillment of civil rights struggles. Not merely a symbol, however, Obama also guides public… 
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