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Black Mormons face historic presidential choice

Twenty years ago, who would have predicted the 2012 U.S. presidential race would pit a black incumbent against a white Mormon?

Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney. The matchup is both thrilling and complicated for one particular group — black Latter-day Saints.

"I’ve been black my whole life and a Mormon for 30 years and never thought either of these [candidacies] would happen in my lifetime," says Utah attorney Keith Hamilton. "This is a day that all Americans should take some solace in — that things are changing. Regardless of who wins, this sends a message to our children."

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