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The people who changed US history


Just over 50 years ago the US President had to bring in US troops to escort black students into their newly un-segregated school.

But in 2009, the day after America marked what would have been Martin Luther King's 80th birthday, the first African-American President will be sworn in.

Clive Myrie has met some of the people who helped change the course of American history.


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