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. 

A photo lauding HBCUs captured three powerful Black women in politics, including Harris, who all have degrees from historically Black institutions.

"A Black woman from Spelman helped get out the vote in a city ran by a Black woman from FAMU to push a ticket with a Black woman from Howard over the top. Thank you Black women and thank you HBCUs," the image text read. 

Stacey Abrams, an alumnus of Spelman College, has been getting a lot of love for her tireless work in turning longtime red state Georgia into a battleground state for Democrats. 

After losing in a controversial race for governor of the state in 2018, Abrams hunkered down and worked with dozens of activists, lawyers and experts to launch an unprecedented effort to simplify voting in the state as well as turnout millions of Black voters. 

The votes were pivotal in forcing a recount and two runoffs that may end up leading to Democrats taking control of the Senate in January. 

Amazingly, Abrams has not stopped her efforts now that Biden has won. As people took to the streets to celebrate Biden's win, dozens of volunteers asked those attending rallies to sign up to vote in the January special election. 

Keisha Lance Bottoms, mayor of Atlanta, who also helped to shift the state toward blue, graduated from Florida A&M University. 

Needless to say, HBCU grads were elated that Harris will soon be entering the White House. 

Other HBCU alums were happy that so many were involved in the effort to oust Trump. 

"As a fellow HBCU grad, I could not be more proud. It was Black people who made America live up to its ideals of a democracy and it's Black people in Philly who came and saved this one…I am completely ecstatic," one Philadelphia voter told MSNBC.

Even Howard University released a statement about Harris' historic win. 

Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, an ‘86 graduate of The Howard University. 

HHHHHH—UUUUUUUUUUU !!!????❤️ pic.twitter.com/FrfpvXZiVF

— Howard University (@HowardU) November 7, 2020

"Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, an ‘86 graduate of The Howard University. HHHHHH—UUUUUUUUUUU !!!" the school wrote on Twitter.