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Terri Sewell

On Selma's 50th anniversary, Obama will look to the future

On Selma's 50th anniversary, Obama will look to the future

President Obama will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, but he will be focused less on the past than on the future, particularly the agenda he hopes to carry out beyond his time in office. Obama is laying out plans for a post-presidential period that his friends envision as a busy third act of his life, using his public prominence to try to address socioeconomic challenges in the world. Economic empowerment for the disadvantaged, expanded opportunities for girls and the programs that help young men in the project that he calls "becoming a man" all are likely to figure in the agenda of the last two years of his presidency and...

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