45 years to the day after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on the Mall in Washington
Barack Obama accepted his historic Democratic Party presidential nomination for the White House Thursday night in Denver.
As he gave his speech he promised to keep the American dream alive
“America, we are better than these last eight years,” he said. “We are a better country than this.”
He went on to promise tax cuts for the middle class and pledging to wean the country from dependence on Middle East oil within 10 years to address high fuel prices.
"America, we cannot turn back. Not with so much work to be done. Not with so many children to educate, and so many veterans to care for. Not with an economy to fix and cities to rebuild and farms to save. Not with so many families to protect and so many lives to mend. America, we cannot turn back. We cannot walk alone. At this moment, in this election, we must pledge once more to march into the future. Let us keep that promise - that American promise - and in the words of Scripture hold firmly, without wavering, to the hope that we confess."
Mr. Obama is the first African-American to be nominated for the White House by a major party
Read the Transcript of Barack Obamas speech and watch video here: BARACK OBAMA SPEECH
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