Howard grad becomes California’s first female and first African American attorney general

Harris attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and received her Juris Doctor (JD) from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1989.

HBCU Alum becomes first African American chief justice of the state Supreme Judicial Court

Rodrick L. Ireland grew up without exceptional means and at one point, a guidance counselor said he had a future as an auto mechanic, but he was surrounded by a close-knit family and community that pushed him to excel