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Patrick commemorates Washington march in Boston ceremony

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Deval Patrick, the state’s first African-American governor, said immense progress has been made, but invoked voter identification laws in the South and the Trayvon Martin controversy to argue there is work yet to be done.

“I think the struggle we have in this country is striking the balance between the extraordinary progress we have made and acknowledging how much progress we have yet to make,” Patrick said, speaking to the reporters at the Old South Meeting House in Boston.

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