“People ask what has changed, and I say don’t trivialize the changes,” Mr. Fauntroy said. “I’m seeing the fruit of the changes that began in 1964. I was close to Bobby Kennedy. He said to me: ‘You know, America’s going to change. Forty years from now, a black man could achieve what my brother has achieved.’ ”

A moving article in the Times notes that Barack Obama is making his acceptance speech 45 years to the day since Dr. Martin Luther Kin Jr. delivered his I Have a Dream Speech.

Tonight’s 7 pm speech is incredibly exciting (check out a couple early shots of the set-up at Mile High Stadium).