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Standing On The Steps That Slaves Built

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As Barack Obama takes the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol building Tuesday, he'll be standing, literally, on the labor of hundreds of African-American slaves. Here & Now host Robin Young speaks to Jesse J. Holland, the author of "Black Men Built the Capitol: Discovering African-American History in and Around Washington D.C." (Amazon)

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This program aired on January 19, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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