Witnessing History, Through the Eyes of a 90-Year-Old Delegate

And Thursday night, the New Orleans resident had a prime seat in the lower bowl of Wells Fargo Arena as part of the Democrats’ Louisiana delegation to witness Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman to accept a major party’s nomination for president.

 

“I’m so excited that I have lived to see this,” Kahn said in an interview. “And in memory of all the women who aren’t here that I have known in my life, I celebrate for them.”

 

Kahn — who said she turned 90 earlier this month — sported a red hat and was waving signs and flags throughout the evening. And, like so many others in the arena, Kahn was active on Twitter throughout the week.

 

She said she has been attending the Democratic National Convention since 1976, “when nobody even thought about women.” Jimmy Carter won the party’s nod that year.

 

Felicia Kahn, center, had a prime seat in the Louisiana delegation Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention. (Niels Lesniewski/CQ Roll Call)

 

 

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