Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit

President Barack Obama, left, speaks next to first lady Michelle Obama during a reception in recognition of African American History Month in the East Room of the White House Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday celebrated what he called “the central role that African-Americans have played in every aspect of American life.”

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