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Obama Writes Letter For NCRM's Grand Re-Opening

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DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) - U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen (D-9th District) of Memphis hand delivered a special gift from President Barack Obama to the National Civil Rights Museum in honor of its grand re-opening in April.

During Monday's presentation Congressman Cohen read a portion of the letter.

"The NCRM challenges us to continue the important work of perfecting our Union today, highlighting the struggles of the Civil Rights movement and celebrating progress, institutions like this remind us change doesn't come easily."

Beverly Robertson, NCRM President, said President Obama was invited to the April 5 grand re-opening but could not attend.

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