RALEIGH – Three native North Carolinians are set to speak tonight at the Republican National Convention. The theme for tonight’s portion of the four-day event is titled “Land of Heroes,” and will culminate with a speech from Vice President Mike Pence from Fort McHenry in Baltimore.
Lara Trump, a native of New Hanover County and President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, is set to speak tonight, following her husband Eric Trump’s speech last night. She is a senior campaign adviser and a graduate for NC State University.
Also set to speak tonight is 24 year-old Congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn, who shocked many political observers by cruising to an impressive win the the runoff in the state’s 11th Congressional district. If elected in November, Cawthorn would become the youngest member of Congress.
Clarence Henderson, who participated in peaceful protests as a student at North Carolina A&T University and is a well-known civil right hero, will also speak on the meaning of “peaceful protests” tonight. Henderson participated in the famous sit-in protests in Greensboro in the 1960s and currently serves as the North Carolina president of the Frederick Douglass Foundation.