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Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris has the distinction of many firsts in U.S. history and politics. She is the first female Vice President, the first Black Vice President, and the first Asian American Vice President.

Youth and Early Career

Kamala Devi Harris was born on October 20, 1964 in Oakland, California, to Donald Harris and Shyamala Gopalan Harris. Both of her parents were immigrants: Donald Harris came from Jamaica and Shyamala from India. Kamala says that when she was young, her parents were active in civil rights protests and they surrounded her with people involved in community organizing.

“My mother, Shyamala, raised my sister, Maya, and me to believe that it was up to us and every generation of Americans to keep on marching," Harris said during her first campaign appearance as the nominee for vice president in 2020. "She’d tell us ‘Don’t sit around and complain about things; do something.’”

Her parents divorced when she was 7 years old and she eventually moved to Canada with her mother. She graduated from Quebec’s Westmount High School in 1981. She later earned a degree in political science and economics from Howard University in 1986. She obtained her J.D. from Hastings College of the Law in 1989 and later passed the California bar exam.

Harris has authored several books, including Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor's Plan to Make Us Safer, Superheroes Are Everywhere, and her autobiography, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.

Sources and Further Reading

Harris, Kamala. (2019) The Truths We Hold: An American Journey. New York: Penguin Random House.

C-SPAN. (2020, August 12). Complete remarks from Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris. YouTube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RujfQsSx4U

Nagourney, Adam. (27 March, 2015). Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, Leaps to Forefront of Senate Race. New York: The New York Times. www.nytimes.com/2015/03/28/us/politics/kamala-harris-californias-attorney-general-leaps-to-forefront-of-race-for-barbara-boxers-senate-seat.html

Harris, Kamala and Hamilton, Joan O'C. (2008). Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor's Plan to Make Us Safer. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.

Harris, Kamala. (2019). Superheroes Are Everywhere. New York: Philomel Books.

Harris, Kamala. (2019) The Truths We Hold: An American Journey. New York: Penguin Random House.

White House Administration. Kamala Harris. www.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-harris

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