Transcript for Kamala Harris' sorority sisters on the importance of her history-making moment
Rachel is we're joined now by three women who know Harris well and were there during her formative years at Howard, her sorority sisters from alpha kappa alpha, Jill Louis, Lorri Sadler and for the first time Lisa Jackson, good to see you. You had a chance to speak with kamala Harris two days ago on a zoom call during your sorority's founders day celebration. So, Lorri, what was that conversation like? Oh, robin, that conversation was magical. It included our entire line, including madam vice President-Elect and what I remember about that conversation that she shared was that we are her center and that was so special that she said that, because we all feel that same way about each other and that truly describes our bond and so that was something that I definitely remember. We had a lot of conversation and a lot of fun but that was certainly one of my key takeaway. And I hope a lot of laughter and smiles. Jill, what is your hope for your sorority sister as she embarks on this journey as our country's next vice president? Well, she set out on this journey to have an impact on people and to make people's lives better and my hope is that she will be able to have that impact. And, Lisa, what qualities does she bring that will make her an effective vice president? Honestly, robin, I think her genuineness, her authenticity, she as been for the people is for the people and it's amazing that America gets to see that in her. It is. Lorri, you're an associate vice president at Clark Atlanta university so for historically black colleges and universities, just let people know what is the impact of this moment? This moment is so important, robin. Historically black colleges and universities are finally getting the respect and recognition they so richly deserve. Since their inception, these institutions have produced trail blazers and differencemakers throughout history. This moment, robin, amplifies the academic excellence of hbcus and this moment further attracts students to historically black colleges and universities. And we know that these institutions have produced graduates that have been in industry at every level and the accomplishments of madam vice President-Elect only amplify the hbcu standard. Yes, indeed. So tell me, I see you all wearing your Pers. Why do you have your pearls on, Jill? Pearls symbolize our founders and pearls symbolize the elegance of women but also pearls are forged in oysters and oysters come from irritation. They come from challenge and so they represent resilience and that's who we are as alpha kappa alpha women. Jill, Lorri, Lisa, thank you very much. The oldest historically block sorority was found there had at Howard. My mother was aka, my father was que dog. That's another story for another day but we appreciate you and I know it's going to be a very special moment for all of you this morning. Indeed. You take care. Thank you. We'll have much more on kamala
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