MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Wednesday marked an emotional day for many women across the Twin Cities as Vice President Kamala Harris made history as the first woman, Black and South Asian woman to hold a highly elected position.
"I woke at four in the morning," Pamela Weems, the founder of the Minnesota Chapter of Wear Pearls told Fox 9 during a socially distanced celebration at the Gold Room. "I’ve got joy in my heart […] Just to see a woman in the White House and as the Vice President."
For other women, they see the inauguration of Harris as a turning point.
"I see her as a unifier," said Susan Swanson. "We're so divided right now and it's so important that we get together right now and just unite"
Members of the first Black Greek-lettered organization Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., which Vice President Harris is also a member of, said Wednesday marks a full circle moment.
"Women got the right to vote 100 years ago," said Mary Dedeaux-Swinton, president of the Delta Phi Omega Alumnae Chapter. "We are finally seeing a woman in the highest office in this country ever and I think it’s long overdue."