Harvard Law professor who taught Obamas: I have Alzheimer's

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Posted: Jul 12, 2016 4:18 PM
Harvard Law professor who taught Obamas: I have Alzheimer's

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard Law School professor who taught Barack and Michelle Obama says he has Alzheimer's disease and is vowing to fight it.

Charles Ogletree says he came forward to help encourage others not to fear the dreaded diagnosis.

Ogletree represented Anita Hill when she accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991. He also represented the late rapper Tupac Shakur.

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/29BmgPs ) the 63-year-old Ogletree wants to tell people "don't be afraid" of Alzheimer's.

President Obama told the newspaper in a statement Tuesday he's saddened by the news but inspired by Ogletree's courage.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com