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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Black History Month keynote speaker Charles Ogletree talks about race in America

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Courtesy of Clarissa Walker

Wearing tennis shoes and a navy sport coat, Harvard law professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. strides from his Hauser building office to the cafeteria to buy a vegetable soup medley.

"It's a part of my New Year's resolution. I turned 60 in December," he says of his resurrected commitment to a veggie-laden meal plan.

"Are you going to the inauguration?" a colleague calls out across the salad bar.

"Of course."

This is Professor Ogletree's second trip to Washington D.C. for a President Barack...

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