WATCH: Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at SC State Fall Convocation

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Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 9:06 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 9:07 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Vice President Kamala Harris will speak at South Carolina State University’s Fall Convocation Tuesday.

The convocation starts at 1 p.m. WIS will have the speech on-air and on our digital platforms.

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona provided comments before Harris spoke. Cardona said, “Investing in HBCUs is investing in America.”

Harris addressed the freshman class, “This is the beginning of a great journey for you.”

“You are students united by the pursuit of excellence,” she said. “There is no barrier that you can not break, so as Vice President of the United States to seize on that. In this moment our nation needs your leadership,” she explained.

University officials said this is the school’s largest freshman class in 15 years. This is Harris’ third visit to the state since becoming Vice President.

Multiple members of the Biden administration have visited the university in the last year. This includes President Joe Biden, VP Kamala Harris, and Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm.

Harris also spoke with students at Claflin University Tuesday morning in a private meeting.

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