Watching History From Afar, Some Harris Supporters Feel 'Robbed' Of A Big Moment

For so many people, Vice President-elect Harris' inauguration is a momentous occasion. But it is also a moment that has been stripped of much of the traditional pomp and circumstance.
Shortly after launching her own presidential bid in 2019, Kamala Harris joined her sorors at the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., Annual Pink Ice Gala in Columbia, S.C. Members of the sorority across the nation are celebrating one of their own making history as vice president of the United States. Source: Elijah Nouvelage

Before they gather virtually to watch the inauguration, students at YELLS, a non-profit youth empowerment program in Marietta, Ga., will receive some special packages.

Each student will get a delivery that includes an American flag, a copy of the oath of office, and a special set of pearls, in honor of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. YELLS staffers are encouraging their students to dress up to watch the ceremony, to make a ruckus with provided noise-makers. And after the ceremony, staff will guide them in writing letters to the new president and vice president.

"The staff all came together, we really made sure to let them know that we are going to celebrate this inauguration," said Sherri Burrell, a program coordinator for YELLS. "It's very very important to us that they

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