In the Magazine
The First Lady
Philadelphia—Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton celebrates onstage July 28 after becoming the first woman in U.S. history to accept a major political party’s presidential nomination. In her acceptance speech on the final night of the Democrats’ convention at the Wells Fargo Center, she urged voters to reject divisive rhetoric and to empathize with young, black and Latino men and women facing the effects of “systemic racism.” She also pledged to work with Bernie Sanders to make college tuition-free for middle-class students and debt-free for all. Speaking about the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), gun violence, immigration reform and the economy, she asked voters to choose unity and stressed her belief in finding common ground in the face of difficult issues. “Don’t believe anyone who says I alone can fix it,” she said, referring to Republican nominee Donald Trump.