Vice President Kamala Harris attends FAMU-Howard HBCU National Championship football game

Written by Gerald Thomas III

Florida A&M can win the Black College Football National Championship in front of a special guest.

Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris will attend Saturday’s HBCU Celebration Bowl when the Southwestern Athletic Conference Champions Rattlers (11-1) battle the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference winners Howard Bison (6-5) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, first reported by ESPN Andscape’s Mia Berry.

But it’s not the Football Championship Subdivision Coaches Poll’s fifth-ranked FAMU that VP Harris is rooting for.

The first woman of color to become United States Vice President is a Howard University alumna, graduating with a Political Science and Economics degree in 1986.   VP Harris, 59, interviewed with ABC/ESPN broadcasters Tiffany Greene, a FAMU alumna, and Jay Walker, a Howard alumnus, during the game.

VP Harris also has ties to Tallahassee.

She visited the Capital City in January to mark the 50th anniversary of the now-overturned Roe v. Wade case at The Moon.

FAMU and VP Harris’ alma mater Howard are making their first appearances in the Celebration Bowl, which pits Division I HBCU conferences SWAC and MEAC against each other for the Black College Football National Championship.