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Earlier that summer, she had appeared at the Newport Folk Festival, but she remained at best marginal to the folk scene, whose core audiences preferred the music of pioneering freedom singers like Odetta, a proud black woman who wore her hair in a "natural"-unlike Rosetta, who wore her hair in a mortifyingly out-of-date pressed and dyed style. ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE, 1908 EDITION One hundred years ago, the presidential election pitted the economic populist William Jennings Bryan of the Democratic party against William Howard Taft of the Republican party.

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