Harris would be the first Black woman and first South Asian woman nominated for vice president in a major party.
“I was so glad to see a Black woman on the ticket,” said Wilson Harley.
Story continues below the galleryThe news was celebrated by several people in the Black community as well as the South Asian community in New Jersey, including many who posted on social media .
S. Nadia Hussain, of Bloomingdale, said Harris was her preferred choice early on in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
“Black women have always been the transformational vessel in this country in many ways,” she said.