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Changing of the guard

New generation replaces past civil rights leaders

Governor Deval Patrick hugged Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray yesterday during the roll call. Governor Deval Patrick hugged Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray yesterday during the roll call. (Yoon S. Byun/ Globe Staff)
By Joseph Williams
Globe Staff / August 28, 2008

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DENVER - The Democratic National Convention this week delivered some prime speaking spots to an expanding roster of rising African-American political stars, among them Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, but this year's speaking schedule is also notable for its absences: Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and other older leaders of the civil rights movement. (Full article: 1107 words)

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