“We Did It Joe,” Kamala Harris Makes History

(Saturday, November 7, 2020) – Howard University’s own Senator Kamala Harris is making history as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the U.S.  The 56-year-old will be the highest-ranking woman ever elected to American government.

Harris, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, has been a rising star among democrats.  Her resume has been impressive as U.S. Senator from California and attorney general along with San Francisco’s district attorney.

Harris’s victory comes more than five decades after the Voting Rights Act abolished laws that disenfranchised Black Americans and 36 years after the first woman ran on a presidential ticket.

All across the country Black women could be seen beaming and jumping for joy seeing someone who looks like them in a place often viewed as unattainable.    “I can tell my daughter and granddaughter that I helped to put the first woman of color in office as the vice president,” said Nicole Wright.

Harris was videotaped speaking to her running mate President-Elect Joe Biden saying “we did it Joe.” Black women helped to push the Biden-Harris ticket to victory.  Harris is a graduate of Howard University and is the first major-party nominee to hold a degree from an HBCU.  She is also a member of the nation’s oldest Black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  “This is like a dream come true.  I never really thought I would see this day.  But I am so thankful I did,” said HU grad Sherry Anderson.