This Image Single-Handedly Highlights Why We Should Never Underestimate The Power Of HBCUs
A number of HBCU grads played a pivotal role in the historic election of Joe Biden.
November 07, 2020 at 10:40 pm
History was made on Saturday after news outlets projected the presidential election to fall in the favor of former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden will become the 46th president of the United States. He and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris are a historic duo for a number of reasons.
They received the most amount of votes ever in a presidential election and Biden is the only the second non-incumbent to take the top job after serving as vice president. He'll also be the oldest president to serve as Blavity previously reported.
Harris will mark a number of firsts for the White House as well, becoming the first woman, first Black person and first person of South Asian descent to serve as vice president.
As a Howard University grad, she is also the first HBCU alumnus to be elected vice president.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is making history on so many fronts: the first woman, the first black woman, the first Asian American, the first HBCU graduate, the first AKA and first member of the Divine Nine to be the VP-elect.
She's made history again and again and again.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) November 7, 2020