Obama's historic night

August 28, 2008 3:55:33 PM PDT
It's the night that Barack Obama claims his prize. He will appear at Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado Thursday night to accept the presidential nomination of his party.By an astounding coincidence, the same day Obama becomes the first African-American to become the nominee for a major party is also the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.

People Action News talked to at Invesco Field say, it's a special honor to be there for this historic occasion.

"It means everything that my mom and my father lived through, that my older brothers and sisters lived through, everything that they wanted for me is 100% possible," said Mel Glover, of Denver.

"It is absolutely incredible. I was around, of course, when Martin Luther King, Jr. made his "I have a dream" speech," said Carol Smith of Philadelphia. "This is a dream come true. I never thought I would see this in my lifetime."

"I'm overwhelmed by pride, I just can't tell you how I feel. I know I'll be crying throughout the ceremony," said Charlie Moore of Philadelphia.

We are living through history here in Denver.


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