Former Vice President Joe Biden has tapped U.S. Senator Kamala Harris—a Howard University graduate—to be his running mate in this year’s presidential election.
If elected, Harris—a seasoned California prosecutor—will make history as the first woman and first African American and South Asian to serve as vice president. She will also be the first graduate of a historically Black college or university to appear on a major political ticket.
Reaction to the selection of Harris was greeted with enthusiasm on Tuesday, particularly among Black political scientists who say that the selection of Harris represents a historic moment in time.