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President Barack Obama on Wednesday delivered a moving speech at the U.S. Capitol during an event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment and the abolishment of slavery.

He was joined by members of both the House and Senate, including Congressional leadership and the Congressional Black Caucus, in marking the historic event.


Some of the president’s speech was captured on the White House Twitter account:





The significance of the 13th Amendment anniversary — which abolished slavery in most states — is not lost on us, as we watch the first African-American president deliver these moving remarks.

Talk about full circle.



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