Kerry-Edwards campaign announced that Barack Obama, Illinois
state senator and the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, will deliver
the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
He will speak Tuesday, July 27. If elected, he will be the only Black in
the 100 member U.S. Senate.
an optimistic voice for America and a leader who knows that together we
can build an America that is stronger at home and respected in the
world," said Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry. "He is
addressing the most diverse convention in Democratic party history,"
added Alice Huffman, convention chairperson. Obama is the son of
a Kenyan and an American woman.
honored and humbled to deliver the keynote address at this year's
Democratic National Convention and look forward to sharing with America
the hopes and dreams of so many people throughout Illinois that I have
met during this campaign," said Obama. "America is excited about the
new direction our country can take under the leadership of John Kerry
and John Edwards, and I am ready to work with them to make it happen,"