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Biden trumpets progress for Black Americans at Morehouse College

ATLANTA - President Biden pitched himself as a leader who is "breaking down doors" for Black Americans during a closely watched speech Sunday at Morehouse College, using his moment as commencement speaker to try to make inroads with a constituency that has drifted away from him in recent polls.

Before Biden spoke, the biggest question was whether his words would be interrupted by protests, like the ones that have sprung up on college campuses across the country. But instead of a loud rebuke, Biden was met with polite, if measured, applause by the more than 400 graduating seniors and their families, and no major demonstrations.

He focused his speech on what he sees as his record of improving the lives of Black Americans, stressing that the strides would stop if Donald Trump were elected.


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