On Saturday, November 7, 2020, the United States of America elected the first black, Asian woman to be its Vice President, and the celebrations continue. One celebration was held by phone when Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called to congratulate him on their win.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020
Shortly after the results in Pennsylvania were announced, Harris was filmed calling the 46th president, Joe Biden, to congratulate him and celebrate the Democratic ticket’s win. Amid tears and laughter, the first black woman to be elected to a White House office told Biden, “we did it. We did it, Joe.”
Meanwhile, people in Philadelphia, New York City, Los Angeles, and across the country danced in the streets, ready for a return to calm, dignity, decency, and efforts toward unity. It was a historical moment many years in the making and is thanks to the efforts of women like Shirley Chisholm, the first black female presidential candidate in 1968, and Ruby Bridges, the first brave black girl to attend a desegregated kindergarten class in 1959. Harris will also be the first Asian to serve as Vice President, with roots in Jamaica on her father’s side and India on her mother’s.
Twitter celebrated right along with Harris and Biden. Read some of their comments below: