Okay, thanks, HonestBrother!!
I had never heard of Gary I and heard nothing about this second one until Kresge posted this thread. What an interesting concept though! And do you think that the impact of the first convention is really the reason why we have as many black elected officials as we do now?? Or was it just a matter of being inevitably the way things would have to turn out?
It is unfortunate the turnout this year was so small. Maybe we haven't yet reached that "tipping point".