Yesterday was an historic (historically important) day in the United States. No matter if you are liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat, it was hard not to notice the significance of what happened in Denver, Colorado, last night. There, one of the two major political parties in the United States, the Democratic Party, nominated (chose) as its presidential candidate the first African American to represent a major political party in US history. His name, you probably know, is Barack Obama.
Even if Senator Obama doesn’t win the presidency in the election (which will be the first week of November), it is an important step in American politics. The idea of a Black or African American presidential candidate would have seemed impossible even 20 years ago, and, I think, his selection is a good sign for our country.
Tonight, Senator Obama will accept the nomination in a nationally televised (shown on television) speech in Denver. Interestingly enough, today is the anniversary of another famous speech, that of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous address (speech) in Washington DC back in 1963, where he spoke in favor of civil rights for all Americans. King’s speech, which is commonly called the “I Have a Dream” speech, is perhaps one of the best known in modern American history. Today, we are a little bit closer to fulfilling (carrying out, making true) King’s dream of equal rights for all men and women in the US.