Lead: In the middle of a horrific winter storm, in March 1909, William Howard Taft, took the oath of office and reflected on the future of race relations in America.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Almost 10 inches of moist snow blanketed D.C. on March 4, 1909. Howling winds and temperatures hovering around the freezing mark ripped up trees, telegraph and telephone poles and brought transportation to a standstill.

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