Kamala Harris visits Ebenezer and Morehouse on stops in GA

Let's speak truth

Lericia Harris
March 25, 2019 - 2:01 pm

Photo courtesy - Ebenezer Baptist Church / Richard DuCree

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris campaigned in Georgia on Sunday – making stops at two historic African-American institutions: Ebenezer Baptist Church and Morehouse College.

Photo courtesy - Ebenezer Baptist Church / Richard DuCree

During Sunday’s church service dedicated to the youth, the presidential candidate compared leadership to a relay race in which each generation must ask themselves "what do we do during that period of time when we carry that baton." She also reflected on the church’s history during the civil rights movement and continued missions of justice.

At Forbes Arena-McAfee Court on the campus of Morehouse College, Harris was welcomed with enthusiasm from a crowd of about 3,000 supporters, non-supporters, and those still on the fence.

Photo courtesy - Lericia Harris

Arlene Linder, 81, has been a supporter of Harris for many years. “I’m from San Francisco originally and I like what she did there. I would love to see an educated woman as a president of my country who knows the constitution before I drop dead. I know she’s tough enough to go against Trump.”

Photo courtesy - Lericia Harris

20-20 could be seen on the scoreboards symbolizing the presidential election to come. 

During the rally, Harris spoke on concepts of justice and truth – even when it’s uncomfortable.  She addressed issues of climate change, race, education, gun violence in schools, and gun control. 

Listen below to Harris’s full speech during the rally!