Howard University students and alumni are rejoicing Saturday as alum Kamala Harris becomes vice president-elect according to NBC News’ projection.
“Senator Kamala Harris has swung her Howard hammer and shattered the proverbial glass ceiling into pieces that will not be put back together,” University President Wayne A. I. Frederick said in a statement.
Harris graduated from the historically Black D.C. school in 1986 and was a member of the school’s debate team and the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority.
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Members of AKA gathered on campus Saturday and took a group picture they said they would send to Harris.
“I am just ecstatic. I can’t even put the words to it,” one soror said.
“Who thought the day that Kamala marched across that stage, that one day she would march into the White House,” another woman said before a loud “Woooo!”
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“Let it be known this day, you do not need a Harvard, Yale, Princeton, or Brown degree to be successful. Our Madam Vice President went to @HowardU,” the college Democrats wrote.
Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story.