Photo by Meg Kinnard / Associated Press
Photo by Meg Kinnard / Associated Press

When it comes to mobilizing Black voters, Kamala Harris has something even President Barack Obama didn’t have as America’s first Black president.

Her degree from Howard University, a historically Black university, and membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha, the nation’s oldest Black sorority, could give her an advantage among loyal members and alumni, including in Delaware.

“It’s a part of Black America that most Americans are not aware of,” Akwasi Osei, a political science and history professor at Delaware State University, said about the Greek organization. “And it is huge.”

It could be the blessing Joe Biden’s campaign needs after Black voter turnout dropped in 2016. Osei expects Harris to revitalize turnout to match, if not surpass, historic levels during Obama’s presidential bids.

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