Hillary Clinton Becomes First Female Nominee Of A Major Party, Alicia Keys Performs At DNC

Robbie Daw | July 27, 2016 8:33 am

History was made on Tuesday (July 26) evening, as Hillary Clinton was formally nominated on day two of the Democratic National Convention at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, thus becoming the first female to get the ticket of a major political party in the United States.

Following inspiring showings by First Lady Michelle Obama and Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker on Monday night, Tuesday saw emotional speeches from the so-called Mothers Of The Movement (including Geneva Reed-Veal, Lucia McBath and Sybrina Fulton), California senator Barbara Boxer and, perhaps the most electrifying, former President Bill Clinton.

Like day one of the convention, when Demi Lovato and Paul Simon performed, there was also a musical element, courtesy of Andra Day and Alicia Keys. (Keys’ medley of “Superwoman,” “In Common” and “Girl On Fire,” in fact, provided an intro for a surprise satellite appearance by Hillary Clinton, who isn’t expected to formally speak at the DNC until closing night).

Watch Andra and Alicia’s performances above.

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