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Kamala Harris is our new Vice President Elect

A new chapter has begun for the United States,  a Woman Vice President has been elected. The United States has come full circle in this moment, in 1964 when Kamala Harris was born,  in many southern states voting for black woman was made made difficult or often blocked for them. Fifty-six years later, Kamala Harris is the first woman and the first woman of color to be elected.

Harris was born in Oakland, California, on October 20, 1964. A daughter of two immigrants, her  mother, Shyamala Gopalan, a biologist, had arrived in the U.S. from Tamil Nadu in India, a graduate student at the University of California,  Berkeley.  Her father, Donald J. Harris, is a Stanford University professor emeritus of economics, who arrived in the U.S. from British Jamaica for graduate study at UC Berkeley.

Harris is a 1986 Howard University Graduate, she then went onto Graduate From Law School, at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Harris’ career Highlights :

deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California

District Attorney of San Francisco

Attorney General of California

U.S. Senate

And  this historical career milestone: Vice President-Elect

 

Here’s a quote by Kamala Harris taken from her victory speech, “But while I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last. Because every little girl, watching tonight sees that this country of possibilities. And to the children of our country regardless of your gender….Dream with ambition, lead with conviction and see yourselves in a way that others may not, simply because they’ve never seen it before…” No one could have said it better.

 

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