CHARLOTTE, N.C. — First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the Democratic National Convention during the opening night at the Time Warner Cable Area, according to the DNC Committee.

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be the keynote speaker at the DNC’s opening night, Tuesday, September 4th, the DNCC announced on Tuesday.

Castro, 37, will be the first Latino keynote speaker at a DNC.

“Having both the First Lady and Mayor Castro speak on the opening night of our convention will bring together two incredible leaders whose life stories both embody the promise of America, that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can make it,” said 2012 Democratic Convention Chair, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “The First Lady is an inspiration to millions of Americans, and has been a tireless advocate for military families and our nation’s children. As the person who knows him best, she will offer unique insights into the President as a husband, father and a leader over the last four years.”

The DNCC will unveil additional convention program details and speakers in the coming weeks. The first two days of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5, will be held at Time Warner Cable Arena.

President Obama will accept the Democratic nomination for President on Thursday, September 6 at Bank of America Stadium.


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