Night one made history.
Literally. The opening night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention was unlike others before it. Performers and speakers gathered virtually, coming to Americans’ living rooms from states across the nation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The event largely centered on COVID-19, racial justice and testimonials from Democrats – including former first lady Michelle Obama – who called former Vice President Joe Biden a man of compassion who would unite the country. The evening also featured remarks from Republicans such as former presidential candidate John Kasich who were now backing Biden.
Here’s a rundown of some of the top moments.
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