Senator Barack Obama Accepts the Democratic Presidential Nomination, Makes History /Phresh
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Senator Barack Obama Accepts the Democratic Presidential Nomination, Makes History

August 29th, 2008 | by Staff
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Last night (Aug. 28) standing before a crowd of 84,000 people in Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado Sen. Barack Obama accepted his party’s nomination to be the next president of the United States.

The 47-year-old African American Senator, who stepped into the history books on Wednesday (Aug. 27) when his party officially nominated him for the nation’s top seat – making him the first Black person to hold that honor, made his 44-minute acceptance speech in the packed football stadium on the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech.

After accepting the nomination Sen. Obama was joined on stage by his wife Michelle, and their daughters Malia and Sasha as well as his running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, and his family.

(If you didn’t watch Barack Obama accepting the Democratic nomination you can read the transcript over at NY Times.com)

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