Vice President Kamala Harris and Sydney Barber share talks among history-making “Firsts” in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman to deliver the commencement speech at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), spoke with Midshipman First Class Sydney Barber, the first Black woman brigade commander.

Second Lieutenant Barber accepted her oath and received her commission in the United States Marine Corps upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy, today.

Midshipman Sydney Barber (top photo), poses for a photo while gathering with other graduating midshipmen today, May 28, 2021 in Annapolis, Md. Barber said Vice President Kamala Harris, who was the first woman to ever give the keynote address at the academy’s graduation, has been an inspiration to her.

Photos and video: Brian Witte/AP, White House, bdpatoday

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