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Social media responds to Harris making history: 'I feel like our ancestors are rejoicing'

Social media responds to Harris making history: 'I feel like our ancestors are rejoicing'
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Figures in politics and pop culture took to social media on Saturday to congratulate Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris says she has 'not yet' spoken to Pence Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year Mexican president breaks with other world leaders, refusing to acknowledge Biden win until election is finalized MORE for making history as the first woman, Black person and Indian American to be elected to the office. 

The history-making moment comes 150 years after Black men got the right to vote and 100 years ago after women were granted the same right. 

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFederal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to work Biden soars as leader of the free world Intercept DC bureau chief says Biden picks are 'same people' from Obama years MORE, who made history in 2016 as the first female presidential nominee on a major party ticket in the U.S., noted the "history-making ticket" on Twitter. 

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House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who played a significant role in galvanizing the Black vote behind Vice President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris says she has 'not yet' spoken to Pence Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year Obama: Republican Party members believe 'white males are victims' MORE in the Democratic primary, propelling him to a victory in South Carolina and a series of wins on Super Tuesday, wrote "our country’s leadership is more reflective of our diverse and dynamic country." 

 

Harris's former Democratic rivals in the 2020 primary and Senate colleagues, including Sens. Cory BookerCory BookerSenate Democrats reelect Schumer as leader by acclamation  Hill associations push for more diversity in lawmakers' staffs Sanders celebrates Biden-Harris victory: 'Thank God democracy won out' MORE (D-N.J.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDemocratic senators urge Facebook to take action on anti-Muslim bigotry Social media responds to Harris making history: 'I feel like our ancestors are rejoicing' Ocasio-Cortez says she doesn't plan on 'staying in the House forever' MORE (D-N.Y.) also acknowledged the enormity of the moment on Twitter. 

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In the House, Harris received praise from a number of members, as well as recently elected and future lawmakers, including Jamaal Bowman. 

 

 

 

Pop culture figures also took to Twitter, including actress Kerry Washington, who campaigned for Biden and Harris. 

 

 

 And Harris’s niece, Meena, noted her 4-year-old daughter’s reaction in a tweet.