Obama Designates Ft. Monroe As National Monument

WASHINGON – NOVEMBER 1: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks after signing a proclamation to designate Ft. Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, a National Monument, as (L to R) U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Hampton, Virgina Mayor Molly Ward, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, U.S Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Lacy Ward, Jr., Director, Robert Russa Moton Museum, Farmville, Virgina, watch in the Oval Office of the White House on November 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. The fort was used in 1619 by Dutch settlers to bring slaves to the colonies and used in the Civil war as a refuge for escaped slaves. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

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