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“The Scars Of Our Nation’s Original Sin” Are Still With Us Today: Obama Celebrates 150th Anniversary Of 13th Amendment

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. Obama calls slavery America's "Original sin." https://t.co/8vMuQZN8tn — Yolanda Sangweni (@YoliZama) December 9, 2015 Some of the president’s speech was captured on the White House Twitter account: "We gather here to commemorate a century and a half of freedom—not simply for former slaves, but for all of us." —@POTUS — The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 9, 2015 "The reformers’ passion only drove the protectors of the status quo to dig in." —@POTUS commemorating the anniversary of the 13th Amendment — The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 9, 2015 "The question of slavery was never simply about civil rights. It was about…the kind of country we wanted to be" —@POTUS — The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 9, 2015 "A new generation rose up, to march and organize and to stand up and sit in" —@POTUS pic.twitter.com/ivfxkMcuyA — The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 9, 2015 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. SOURCE: Twitter | PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY SEE ALSO: Bernie Sanders Calls For Economic Improvement During Trip To Freddie Gray’s Hometown

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.

SOURCE: Twitter | PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY

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“The Scars Of Our Nation’s Original Sin” Are Still With Us Today: Obama Celebrates 150th Anniversary Of 13th Amendment

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