Metro Detroit woman celebrates success of sorority sister VP Kamala Harris
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – All around the world, the image of Vice President Kamala Harris taking the oath of office is having a huge impact. She attended Howard University in the 80s alongside the future vice president and pledged her into Alpha Kappa Alpha. RELATED: Sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority show support for vice President-elect Kamala HarrisHarry said she remembers Harris as a focused activist and “a good person of integrity.”Seeing her Sorority sister take the oath of office was a watershed moment. For almost any minority attending an Historically Black College or University in the 80s, it was hard to imagine that you might know a future vice president. She always knew she had a path to success, but with the new vice president, there’s a new name and picture that points the way on the road map.
AKA sorority members celebrate Kamala Harris inauguration
Alpha Kappa Alpha declared on Twitter that Jan. 20 would be Soror Kamala D. Harris Day and encouraged members to share photos of their celebrations with the hashtag #KamalaHarrisDay. Shelby, a member of the Alpha Psi chapter of AKA, had hoped to wear her pearls at the inauguration in Washington, D.C. So countless AKA members celebrated the historic moment in their living rooms, on Twitter and on Zoom calls. Alpha Kappa Alpha declared on Twitter that Jan. 20 would be Soror Kamala D. Harris Day, and encouraged members to share photos of their celebrations with the hashtag #KamalaHarrisDay. “I knew then that I was going to see Kamala Harris make history,” she said.
Alpha Kappa Alpha declares January 20 "Kamala D. Harris Day," with members wearing pink and pearls to honor her
Alpha Kappa Alpha, the historically Black sorority Vice President-elect Kamala Harris joined at her alma mater, Howard University, is honoring Harris' historic accomplishment on Inauguration Day. In a tweet, the sorority asked members to celebrate the history maker by wearing pink and pearls, official symbols of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA). Post your picture using #kamalaharrisday pic.twitter.com/0xBPUDpRI7 — Alpha Kappa Alpha (@akasorority1908) January 20, 2021AKA was the country's first Black sorority, founded at Howard on January 15, 1908. On Wednesday, the #kamalaharrisday hashtag results on social media were filled with women in pink, green and pearls. "This event will certainly be a momentous occasion that will go down in the annals of our archives as one of the greatest days in Alpha Kappa Alpha history," she wrote.cbsnews.com
Sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority show support for vice President-elect Kamala Harris
She is the first woman, Black woman and Indian-American person to hold the office. READ: Biden inauguration: Viewer guide to Jan. 20, 2021For years, members of Alpha Kappa Alpha have been leading by example and setting the standard. We are beaming with excitement and pride,” said Great Lakes Regional Director Carrie J. Clark with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. “To ascend to the second-highest position as a woman, as a woman of color, and, oh by the way, as a woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. “Seeing Kamala Harris become the Vice President is not just Howard history or black history, it’s American history,” Townsel said.