Suddenly my companion is sobbing, "I'm three generations from slavery," she says. I'm holding her. "I didn't know it would affect me this way," she says, and I'm thinking that all of my maternal American ancestors owned slaves.
Many African Americans in the stadium openly wept as Barack accepted what many thought they would never see in there lifetime. "I realize that I am not the likeliest candidate for this office," he said. "I don't fit the typical pedigree."
It will be the first time we're bringing all our delegates together on the eve of the Convention, the first time so much access will be given to the online community and the first time an African American will accept the nomination.
We're seven weeks from the biggest speech in a generation by any figure in American politics. If you can be there in person, go. Take your children. It's an event you'll remember the rest of your lives.