Tonight is the night that the nation will have its first African American candidate for president for a major political party. 200 years after the cessation of the importation of slaves (slave trading). 44 years after the democratic party refused to seat African-American delegates (freedom democrats) from Mississippi. 40 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King.
It’s hard to say that I’m proud to be an American tonight – given our history, but it’s certainly a proud moment to see this country finally come around. For me it’s more of a time for cheering, but also reflection, for remembering all that have suffered and died to pave the way for this night to be possible.
Truly a night to remember.