Vice President-elect Kamala Harris celebrated by woman in Bronx, Brooklyn

Women in the Bronx and Brooklyn are celebrating the historic rise of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

News 12 Staff

Nov 11, 2020, 1:01 AM

Updated 1,284 days ago

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Women in the Bronx and Brooklyn are celebrating the historic rise of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Dr. Leslie Hayes, president of the Brooklyn Chapter PLO, watched along with the world as her fellow Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sister shattered the glass ceiling that is centuries old.
"Our organization, we've always been about change," says Hayes. "We've always been about breaking the ceiling. So, this just solidifies for us what our mission has always been."
Harris is a member of the first historically African American Greek sorority and says that is why she went to Howard University.
Dr. Michelle Steven, a communications professor, shares the same pride as her fellow Howard alumna. Steven says knowing that a Howard grad was on the ticket was huge.
Steven says there is still a lot of work to be done in fighting for an equal playing field.
"I haven't always felt like I had a seat at the table, and it is a struggle," says Steven. "It's a daily struggle, but at the same time when you have someone who is in your corner who is backing you that helps a great deal."
Harris sent a powerful message over the weekend saying, "But while I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last."


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