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Sen. Kamala Harris visits the Washington, D.C., campus of her alma mater, Howard University, on the day she launched her presidential campaign in January 2019. She's seen speaking to Mara Peoples, executive vice president of the Howard University Student Association, and Amos Jackson III, the executive president. Al Drago/Getty Images hide caption

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Howard University Shaped Kamala Harris' Path To Political Heights

Sen. Kamala Harris accepts the Democratic vice presidential nomination on Wednesday. Her education at a historically Black university seen as the center of Black intellectual life helped pave the way.

Sen. Kamala Harris visits the Washington, D.C., campus of her alma mater, Howard University, on the day she launched her presidential campaign in January 2019. She's seen speaking to Mara Peoples, executive vice president of the Howard University Student Association, and Amos Jackson III, the executive president. Al Drago/Getty Images hide caption

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Howard University Shaped Kamala Harris' Path To Political Heights

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"I think it's OK to have different views as long as you can come together and talk to each other with love," Devon Gilfillian says. "Me and my friend agreed to come together and have that conversation." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Devon Gilfillian Thinks The Pandemic Has Exposed The 'Cracks In The Ceiling'

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