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Witnessing History at the Democratic Convention

by Jo Freeman

70,000 people came to the Invesco Center on August 28 to hear Barack Obama accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for President. There were numerous warm-up acts before he spoke.

Photos by Jo Freeman

Lomng Lines

People came early to wait in long lines to go through security.

Nancy Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) called the convention to order


Flags were everywhere.

Change signs

CHANGE was the mantra of the day.

King Children

Two children of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
evoked his memory on the 45th anniversary of the March On Washington.

ML King on screen

Images of Dr. King and scenes
from the civil rights movement flashed on a screen above.

Al Gore

2000 Presidential Candidate Al Gore lauded the 2008 nominee.

Susan Eisenhower

Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of former President Dwight Eisenhower, was among the many Republicans and former Republicans who testified for Obama

Obama accepts

Barack Obama accepts the nomination

Barack Obama

while the people cheer.

Obama and Biden Families

The Obama and Biden families wave to the crowd.


There were fireworks instead of baloons


and lots of confetti.

A private moment

A private moment in a public place.

The Obamas

A final farewell to an historic campaign
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