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President Barack Obama picked up two Grammys for in the Best Spoken Word category. He received his first in 2005 for Dreams From My Father and his second in 2007 for The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming The American Dream.
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Famous poet Maya Angelou has three golden gramophones to her name. Angelou picked up her first in 1993 for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album for On the Pulse of Morning. Her second came just two years later in the same category for Phenomenal Woman. In 2002, Angelou earned the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for A Song Flung Up to Heaven.
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Actor and TV host LeVar Burton picked up a Grammy for narrating The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1999.
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Legendary actor Sidney Poitier earned a Grammy in 2000 for narrating The Measure of a Man.
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Believe it or not, 2000 was the first year ever that all 50 States celebrated Martin Luther Kind Jr. Day. The campaign to make it a holiday began shortly after his death in 1968.
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In 1988, Jesse Jackson picked up the Grammy for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording for Speech by Rev. Jesse Jackson.
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Whoopi Goldberg won the 1985 Grammy for Best Comedy Recording for her Whoopi Goldberg Original Broadway Show Recording. She's one of few people to have also have an Emmy, Oscar and Tony in her awards cabinet.
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