Celebrity appearances include singer Carole King, basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, actress Chloë Grace Moretz and singer Katy Perry.
Hillary Clinton is nominated as the Democratic Party candidate for this year's presidential election. She becomes the first woman ever to be nominated for president by a major party in the United States.
Other Democratic leaders speaking include Donna Brazile, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Tom Harkin, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Harry Reid, Senator Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, former Attorney General Eric Holder, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigns from her position as Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee. Wasserman Schultz had reportedly been removed from a speaking role after a WikiLeaks email leak proved her implicit support of Hillary Clinton's campaign during the primaries. Her resignation will take effect upon the close of the convention. Donna Brazile will serve as interim chair.