27 Percent Of Democratic Convention Delegates Are African-Americans
Now to balance this post I want my readers to know that the GOP did have a diverse crowd on the convention floor—both for building the set, and tearing it down! They also let African-Americans sing and play musical instruments during the convention.
The Democrats, though, actually have a diverse number of delegates.
There are 5,556 delegates and 407 alternates at the Democratic National Convention. 50 percent are women. 27 percent are African-Americans. 285 are currently students. The oldest delegate – Elzena Johnson, of Terry, Miss. -was born in 1914. The youngest delegate – Samuel Gray, of Marion, Iowa – was born in 1994