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 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 has been a staff writer for People’s World covering political, labor and social justice issues for more than 25 years. She traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad, including India, Cuba, Angola, Italy, and to Paris to cover the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. An award-winning journalist, Albano has been honored for her writing by International Labor Communications Association, National Federation of Press Women and Illinois Woman Press Association.