Next to the New York delegation, as first lady Michelle Obama addresses the convention.
The packed floor at Wells Fargo Center erupts in cheers during first lady’s speech Monday. It had been a tense day marked by chants and booing from the crowd, which sometimes drowned out speakers, including Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.). In an emotional address, Obama spoke of raising her two daughters "in a house that was built by slaves."
With demonstrators, outside City Hall
Lena Thompson, a standing committee member from Michigan for Bernie Sanders, addresses a colorful crowd of communists, cannabis advocates and diehard Bernie Sanders supporters Monday. As the convention got underway, peaceful protests occurred around the city. Thompson, a staunch progressive, wants the party to do more for her home state of Michigan.
With the Michigan and Oregon delegations, listening to Bernie Sanders
In a keynote address, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) continues his call for the party to come together around the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. Many remain seated, while delegates from the pro-Sanders delegation of Oregon stand in support. Bernie reflected on the past seven years under the Obama administration and vowed to continue his fight for progressive values.
Up in the stands during the Tuesday roll call
Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.) takes the mic to introduce the roll call for Indiana, a state Bernie Sanders won in the primary contest. On Tuesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman to secure the nomination of a major American political party. Excitement in the arena mounted as the delegate tally grew. “So on this episode of ‘The Apprentice,’ ” Carson tells the crowd, “we can say: ‘Last week they conspired, but their ideas misfired. Their bigotry is tired; their attacks are uninspired. So Mike Pence and Donald Trump: You are officially fired.’ ”
Inside the media tent, during a sit-in by Sanders supporters
After Hillary Clinton officially secures her party's nomination, dozens of Bernie Sanders supporters walked out of Wells Fargo Center and staged a sit-in in the adjoining media filing center. The demonstrators sat peacefully in silence, many with their mouths taped shut. Pennsylvania state troopers stood vigilantly nearby. The sit-in lasted about 30 minutes.