The 2008 Democratic Convention by Jo Freeman
70,000 people came to the Invesco Center on Thursday night to hear Barack Obama accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for President. There were numerous warm-up acts before he spoke.[Obama’08 (face)]
P1000247 People came early to wait in long lines to go through security.
P1000252 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) called the convention to order.
P1000265 Flags were everywhere.
P1000287 CHANGE was the mantra of the day.
P1000262 Two children of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. evoked his memory on the 45th anniversary of the March On Washington.
P1000260 while images of Dr. King and scenes from the civil rights movement flashed on a screen above.
P1000267 2000 Presidential Candidate Al Gore lauded the 2008 nominee.
P1000276 Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of former President Dwight Eisenhower, was among the many Republicans and former Republicans who testified for Obama
DC08 2-6 Barack Obama accepts the nomination
P1000303 while the people cheer.
P1000311 The Obama and Biden families wave to the crowd.
P1000306 There were fireworks instead of balloons
P1000319 and lots of confetti
P1000325 A private moment in a public place.
P1000330 Final farewell to an historic campaign
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