- Ruth Ben-Ghiat: Image of black man and a woman at pinnacle of U.S. politics is historic
- She says image represents the promise, and conflict, even now, within America
Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University. Her latest book is "Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Over the last 10 days, the Democratic and Republican conventions have inundated us with rivers of words and pictures. Some of the images stand out more than others and have already found an afterlife in GIFs and video clips.