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Associated Press
FILE - In this July 14, 1948, file photo, Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey of Minneapolis wears a Truman button as he addresses the Democratic National Convention at Philadelphia. Democrats have little hope of matching the fervor and historical import of their 2008 convention, when they made Barack Obama the first black presidential nominee of a major political party. One of the memorable moments from past conventions was Humphrey declaring it’s time to "get out of the shadow of states' rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights." When support for civil rights is added to the party platform, Mississippi’s delegates and half of Alabama’s walk out. (AP Photo/File)

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