Alpha Kappa Alpha, the traditionally Black sorority Vice President-elect Kamala Harris joined at her alma mater, Howard University, is honoring Harris’ historic accomplishment on Inauguration Day. It has declared January 20 “Kamala D. Harris Day.”
In a tweet, the sorority requested members to rejoice the historical past maker by sporting pink and pearls, official symbols of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA). They requested members to share images of their celebrations with the hashtag #KamalaHarrisDay.
AKA was the nation’s first Black sorority, based at Howard on January 15, 1908. This 12 months, Ms. Harris celebrated the sorority’s Founder’s Day byby way of Zoom. “I am house once I see you guys,” Harris stated. “When people who find themselves not us see us, they see the love and the sisterhood that’s so enduring.”
Like most Black fraternities and sororities, AKA has a mission to develop leaders and supply applications to uplift the group. “CBS This Morning: Saturday” co-host Michelle Miller, additionally a Howard graduate, not too long ago spoke to a few of the ladies who joined the sorority with Harris.
AKA members had been typically seen on the marketing campaign path through the 2020 presidential election, sporting the sorority’s signature colours, pink and inexperienced. Miller requested, “When folks began seeing on the path on-line, ‘1908, 1908 pink and inexperienced this, pink and inexperienced that,’ they had been like, ‘The place did all these ladies come from?'”
“We had been a secret weapon,” stated Monique Poydras, who was initiated with Harris in 1986. “We had been a collective that no one knew about, as a result of our sorority, now we have near 300,000 members. We’ve got a thousand chapters. It wasn’t simply us; it was additionally different Divine 9 [sororities and fraternities] organizations.”
On Wednesday, the #kamalaharrisday hashtag outcomes on social media had been full of ladies in pink, inexperienced and pearls.
“I’m sporting my pearls immediately,” wrote Instagram person Sandra Johnson. “Like so lots of you, I’m merely beaming with satisfaction as we await with nice anticipation the inauguration ceremony of our sorority sister, Soror Kamala D. Harris, to the Workplace of Vice President of america.”
“This occasion will definitely be a momentous event that can go down within the annals of our archives as one of many best days in Alpha Kappa Alpha historical past,” she wrote.
“I am proud on so many ranges, as a mother to a little bit woman who can [see] her potentialities immediately past the [moon] and again & as a girl & Soror with my head held excessive as a result of the [world] will witness who runs the world…ladies,” Twitter person Tamika N Ball tweeted.