Obama nominated by acclamation: Historic moment in U.S. politics

DENVER — Hillary Clinton stopped the Democratic convention roll call vote tonight and moved to nominate Barack Obama as Democratic Party presidential candidate by acclamation. This is the first time in history that a major U.S. political party has nominated an African American as president.

Delegates were crying. With tears streaming down their cheeks, the overwhelming historic moment seemed to wash over the delegates en masse.

“We need change. For the kids, we can’t have four more years of what we’ve had for the last eight years,” said one delegate.

Obama accepted the nomination and will give his speech Aug. 28, the 45th anniversary of the Aug. 28, 1963, March for Jobs and Freedom.



Teresa Albano
Teresa Albano

Teresa Albano is a staff writer for People's World and an award-winning journalist. Born and raised in Chicago, Albano is a member of the Chicago News Guild-Communications Workers of America and has been covering political, labor and social justice issues for more than 25 years. Albano was the first woman editor-in-chief of People's World, 2003-2010, leading the transition from weekly print to daily online publishing and establishing PW's social media presence.

Albano lived in New York City for 13 years and has traveled throughout the United States and abroad, including to India, Cuba, Angola, Italy and to Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. She received awards from International Labor Communications Association, National Federation of Press Women and Illinois Woman Press Association, including its prestigious Silver Feather Award. Albano attends Northeastern Illinois University and recently received NEIU's Future Alumni Leader award. She will graduate in December 2016. 

Combining her passion for swimming and for social justice, she founded the blog, Swimming Social, during the 2016 Rio Games.