Sen. Kamala Harris speaks at Spelman College

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris was one of two people to receive suspicious packages Friday. The Democratic politician from California was in Atlanta that same day for a speaking engagement at Spelman College.

Spelman College students said it was a real treat to hear the senator speak. Her speech lasted 30 to 45 minutes. She talked about motivation and pushing forward. She did not touch on the topic of the suspicious package reportedly addressed to her office.

“Being undaunted by the fight means being unburdened by what has been and instead of knowing what can be,” Sen. Harris told the students.

This was the message the senator wanted the crowd of students and alumni to take away from her speech at the college’s first annual homecoming lecture.

Sen. Harris' appearance in Atlanta comes on the very day federal authorities confirm a suspicious device was addressed to her but intercepted by a post office employee in Sacramento. Authorities said the device is similar to ones sent to many Democrats and public figures in recent days.

The senator did not talk about the latest threat, instead reminded students life is filled with obstacles but one must persevere.

It has been a rough week for the senator. FOX News has learned her press secretary just passed away Thursday night from colon cancer.