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Five decades of Democratic convention memories

Five decades of Democratic convention memories

I have been to 11 Democratic National Conventions, and the mention of each one brings back memories. There are moments that stay with me, people I still see in my mind, speeches that still linger. My very first convention was 1968, in my hometown of Chicago. The year had been momentous and tragic. Martin Luther King Jr. had been killed in April, Bobby Kennedy in June. Vice President Hubert Humphrey was the anointed choice by the immensely unpopular President Lyndon B. Johnson. The second scene…
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