PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – Vice President Kamala Harris has made history as the first woman, first Black and first South Asian to hold the position.
She credits her time at a historically Black college, Howard University, with preparing for a life of public service.
Students at Prairie View A&M University proudly watched Wednesday’s ceremony at the Memorial Student Center. Some students were emotional and felt inspired by President Joe Biden and VP Harris.
“It’s a good day. It’s a great day because it seems like we lived through so many historical events this past year that it’s kind of like a breath of fresh air,” Donovan Burks, a senior student who is majoring in chemical engineering said.
“I think it’s amazing, it’s beautiful and I feel like this is a great opportunity, especially for students like myself that have a future and want to become somebody. I just want to say that it’s inspiring to see our VP step in and come from an HBCU,” Kendol Pitts, a senior at PVAMU said.
Elicia Williams, Pitts and Jada Marie Johnson found a special way to support her.
“We decided to style like this because of Kamala Harris wearing all of the suites and the Chucks all of the time,” said Elicia Williams, a freshman student at PVAMU.
Historical Black colleges and universities across the nation are rejoicing the moment. LaShonda Williams is a graduate of Prairie View A&M and she’s also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, just like Harris.