The Post Profiles Jamie Raskin

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The photo from Life magazine hangs on the wall of state Sen. Jamie B. Raskin’s Annapolis office. It shows his liberal-activist parents cooling their feet in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, listening to Martin Luther King Jr. at the August 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Marcus Raskin, a White House national security aide, broke with the Kennedy administration over the Vietnam War and co-founded the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive think tank. Barbara Raskin wrote a landmark feminist novel, “Hot Flashes.”

Growing up in their Adams Morgan rowhouse meant immersion in the movements that powered the tumultuous 1960s and ’70s: civil rights, women’s rights, and peace.

His parents’ legacy helped Raskin, 53, find his own path as a law professor, three-term state senator and now contender in the Democratic primary in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

“Our house was packed with books,” Raskin said. “You would trip over books.”

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