09/25/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Michelle Obama Makes History Tonight

Michelle Obama addresses the DNC during "prime time," a speech that will be seen by millions of people. There's a lot riding on that speech. For some perspective, we talked to Wendi C. Thomas, a columnist from The Commercial Appeal Memphis who is writing about the racial history being made at this convention. We spoke at the "Celebration with Altitude" party for media and guests at Elitch Gardens on Saturday. You can follow Wendi's columns on the web, and they will appear in print in The Commercial Appeal and The Rocky Mountain News. They are both owned by Scripps.

Video and text by Len Edgerly