Racial History: High Stakes For Michelle Obama By admin | August 25, 2008 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Colorado Subscribe to Colorado Video by Len Edgerly–Michelle Obama addresses the DNC during “prime time,” a speech that will be seen by millions of people. There’s a lot riding on that speech. For some perspective, we talk to Wendi C. Thomas, a columnist from The Commercial Appeal Memphis who is writing about the racial history being made at this convention. Thomas describes her mission at the Democratic National Convention, the biggest assignment in her 16-year career as a journalist. We spoke at the opening “Celebration with Altitude” party for media and guests at Elitch Gardens. You can follow Wendi’s columns on the web, and they will appear in print in The Commercial Appeal and The Rocky Mountain News. They are both owned by Scripps. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.