But before their set kicked off, Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris had a few words to share. "As a proud HBCU alum, a graduate of Howard University ... I know there is nowhere like an HBCU campus to fully appreciate the power the dignity and the diversity of the voices in our country," she said. "It's where so many of us go to strengthen our voices, to pursue our dreams, and explore our roles in our fight for justice. As a country, we face enormous challenges. And now more than ever, we need Black scientists and engineers and doctors and teachers and public servants to help us build the shared future we all deserve. ... Let's lift up our voices for a better future."