DNC Convention Day 3: Vice-President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama

Pres. Obama: “I’m no longer just a candidate; I’m the President.” #DNC2012

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7 Responses to DNC Convention Day 3: Vice-President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama

  1. SouthernGirl2 says:

    Amelia Boynton Robinson, 101-Year-Old Voting Rights Activist, Attends The Democratic Convention


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On Thursday afternoon, an old lady in a wheelchair and her caregiver waited near the exit of the convention center here, delayed from their next stop by one of the week’s intermittent downpours.

    The woman in the wheelchair was Amelia Boynton Robinson. Five decades ago, she offered up her home in Selma, Ala., to civil rights activists for use as a base of operations in their voting rights efforts. The Selma-to-Montgomery marches were planned there, and they would have seismic implications for the American political landscape.

    “We were working to get the right to vote,” Robinson, who is 101 years old, said slowly. In 1965, as she and other protesters tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge during a voting rights demonstration, they were brutally clubbed with nightsticks and tear-gassed by state troopers.

    “I was the one that was left for dead, if you saw the picture of the person who was lying down,” she said. That photo of Robinson, laying unconscious and bloodied in a man’s arms, appeared in publications across the country, and that march became widely known as “Bloody Sunday.”

  2. rikyrah says:

    just made a donation to the President…

  3. Monala says:

    I love seeing the huge smiles on Malia’s face. Sasha usually smiles like that, while Malia seems more subdued. Here, she’s just beaming!

  4. rikyrah says:

    thank you, Mr. President.

    our First Family is terrific.

    and Ride-or-Die Joe ROCKS!!

  5. vitaminlover says:

    What a lovely First Family. the girs dresses made a statement. They are growing up.

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