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.

Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, center, stands with attendees and participates in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. hymn at their Annual Pink Ice Gala in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Harris said Monday shell pursue the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, a decision announced with deliberate symbolism on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that cuts to the heart of a potentially history-making candidacy. Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images