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A drill team makes their entrance to a midday event.

The lines for registration have continued throughout the convention.

In the afternoon Hilary Shelton, the NAACP’s Washington Bureau Director, and four members of Congress presented a workshop titled: “Engaging Congress: The NAACP’s Legislative Agenda to Achieve One Nation, One Dream.” Each of the panelists spoke at length. There was an opportunity for questions from the audience at the end of the workshop. The event went overtime – going for over two and a half hours.

Senator Roland Burris (D-Illinois).

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas).

Representative Barbara Lee (D-California).

Representative Bobby Scott (D-Virginia).

The legislative panel.

Senator Roland Burris.

There will be quite a bit on the legislative workshop in later posts.

The first public mass meeting of the convention started after 6:00 p.m. After delegates, observers and guests were seated a large gospel choir sang several numbers.

The opening public mass meeting – view from the media riser.

Governor Jay Nixon (D) addresses the opening public mass meeting.

Roslyn Brock, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors – the evening’s keynote speaker.