If 2020 taught us anything, it's to not sleep on the power of HBCUs. Historically Black Colleges and Universities are now being represented in a history-making vice-president, congressman and other major political players. Three figures who rose to prominence and power in the last year — Vice President Kamala Harris, U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams — all hail from HBCUs. 

To that end, here are some HBCU alums who have made history within and outside of the political realm.