As the 8,000 NAACP delegates waited to hear from presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama, they heard from retired Federal Appeals Court Judge and Cincinnati resident Nathaniel Jones. He criticized what he calls schemes to keep African Americans from voting.
Judge Jones also says the NAACP needs to better fund legal efforts to keep fighting for civil rights. Obama was set to attend a fundraiser before his speech to NAACP members, delegates and visitors.
U.S. Senator John McCain, the presumed Republican presidential candidate, is scheduled to address the convention Wednesday morning.