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Backdrop of Kerry's First Speech as Secretary of State Rich in Its Own Historyi
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February 20, 2013 12:37 AM
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry chose the University of Virginia in Charlottesville for his first speech ((Wed. 2/20)) as secretary of state. The university, which was founded by Thomas Jefferson in the early 19th century, is one of the oldest in the country and is rich in American history. VOA's Carolyn Presutti shows us why.

Backdrop of Kerry's First Speech as Secretary of State Rich in Its Own History

Published February 19, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry chose the University of Virginia in Charlottesville for his first speech ((Wed. 2/20)) as secretary of state. The university, which was founded by Thomas Jefferson in the early 19th century, is one of the oldest in the country and is rich in American history. VOA's Carolyn Presutti shows us why.


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