“One very important significance of the 2016 DNC, is the role African American Women played in what we experienced. Rev. Leah Daughtry, is the first African American women to serve as CEO of the convention twice and the fact that she served in 2008, that historical moment when an African American became the nominee for the democratic party and again in 2016 when the first women ever became the nominee of a major party, is worthy to be underscored.
The world watched as Black Women lead with brilliance, grace and excellence. Marsha Fudge, Permanent Chair, Donna Brazil, Interim Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Secretary, Minyon Moore, Senior Advisor to the nominee, and former Secretary of Labor, Alexis Herman, Deputy Parliamentarian, showed the world a brand of leadership never witnessed on a world stage such as this. The fullness of this experience as a delegate, representing a congressional district led by Congresswoman, Karen Bass, has not sunk in, but it will.”