It took 232 years for a person of color to be a viable presidential candidate in the United States. Today I voted for that man in the Minneapolis City Hall. In 1948 Minneapolis’ mayor, Hubert Humphrey, went to the Democratic National Convention and gave a fiery speech advocating for a civil rights plank to be inserted into the Democratic Party’s platform. It was an important step that ripped the Party apart and ultimately led to the changes needed for Barack Obama’s candidacy. There’s now a statue of Mayor Humphrey in front of the City Hall.
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