Bernie Sanders gets Monday night slot at DNC 2016

FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, the Wells Fargo Center is photographed ahead of the the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. When Hillary Clinton hosts her party at the DNC, she’ll face the issue of how to squeeze in the many popular, prominent Democrats backing her campaign. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

FILE – In this June 22, 2016, file photo, the Wells Fargo Center is photographed ahead of the the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. When Hillary Clinton hosts her party at the DNC, she’ll face the issue of how to squeeze in the many popular, prominent Democrats backing her campaign. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has released the schedule of headlining speakers at this months Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and her vanquished rival will be among the opening acts.

Bernie Sanders will address the convention on Monday night, along with First Lady Michelle Obama and DREAMer Astrid Silva.

Tuesday night will feature former President Bill Clinton and the “Mothers of the Movement,” a group of parents of black men and women killed by police or in police custody, including the mother of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will both speak on Wednesday, while Hillary and Chelsea Clinton will close the convention Thursday night.

The campaign has promised to release the names of additional speakers in the coming days. We know that former President Jimmy Carter will not be in Philadelphia, although it has yet to be announced whether the former Georgia governor will give a video address like he did in Charlotte in 2012.

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