On Saturday, May 7, Vice President delivered the undergraduate commencement address at Tennessee State University, where she spoke to more than 500 graduates about the opportunity and responsibility of leadership in this moment in history. She discussed how the world needs them and their individual perspectives to help shape the principles that will define the future. She also talked about how her own experiences—including as a fellow graduate of a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)—have influenced the way she views the world.
Vice President Harris was joined by TSU President Glenda Glover, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, and Nashville Mayor John Cooper. She accepted an honorary Doctorate of Humane Laws.