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87-year-old woman visits the African-American History Museum — to see the ‘slave cabin’ she was born in

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An 87-year-old woman toured the former slave cabin where she was born as part of a museum exhibit.

Isabell Meggett Lucas visited her childhood home Tuesday with family members at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., reported WRC-TV.

The cabin was the only one left of nearly a dozen that were built in 1853 at the Point of Pines Plantation in Edisto Island, S.C.

The land and cabins were originally owned by Charles Bailey, who acquired his wealth in the slave trade, but Lucas said she was unaware as a child that her home had housed slaves.

“When I was a child, we’d get out and play and climb trees.” Lucas said. “I remember my grandmother cooking and feeding us.”

Lucas slept in one of the cabin’s two bedrooms with her nine brothers, while her parents shared the other room.

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She was raised by her grandmother, who she believed was her mother, but learned the truth after the older woman’s death.

The cabin had no electricity or running water, and the family raised chickens and hogs.

Her mother, who was also born there, lived in the cabin until 1981, when its owners sold the property, and the home was given to the Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society until it was transported piece by piece at the national museum.

“I never knew this all would come to pass,” Lucas said. “Everybody is excited and happy.”

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Senator Elizabeth Warren leads Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate

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Ten Democrats clashed in the first debate of the 2020 presidential race Wednesday with Elizabeth Warren cementing her status as a top-tier candidate and several underdogs using the issue of immigration to clamor for the limelight.

The biggest American political debate since the 2016 presidential campaign is occurring over two nights in Miami, climaxing Thursday with former vice president Joe Biden squaring off against nine challengers, including number two candidate Bernie Sanders.

But Wednesday's first take was a spirited encounter between Democrats like ex-congressman Beto O'Rourke, Senator Cory Booker, former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on subjects as varied as health care, economic inequality, climate action, gun violence, Iran and immigration.

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Here are 4 winners and 9 losers from the first 2020 Democratic primary debate

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With ten candidates on stage Wednesday, the opening debate of the 2020 Democratic primary in Miami was a packed mess. And this was only the first course in a two-part event — 10 more candidates will debate on the following night.

A crowded field makes it difficult to stand out, and that means that even after a big night like a debate, the most likely result is that not much changes. But the debate was still significant, giving candidates the chance to exceed, meet, or fall below expectations for their performances.

Here's a list — necessarily subjective, of course — of the people who came out on the top when the dust was settled, and those who came out on the bottom.

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Here are 3 ways Julián Castro stood out in the first Democratic Debate

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There were many predictions going into the first Democratic debate on MSNBC, but no one predicted that Julián Castro would break out from the crowd.

Check out the top three ways Castro stood out from the crowd.

Immigration:

The former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development was the outright winner of the immigration section of the debate

It should "piss us all off," Castro said about the father and his little girl who were found face-down in the shores of the Rio Grande River this week. “It’s heartbreaking."

Castro is a second generation American who got into specifics on immigration policy, calling for an outright "Marshall Plan" style of action for Guatemala and Honduras. He joined with other Democrats calling for an end to President Donald Trump's family separation policy, but he then suggested ending the "metering" of legitimate asylum seekers.

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