Kamala Harris became the first woman and the first black woman to become Vice President of the United States. During her victory speech, delivered on October 7, 2020 in Delaware, she paid tribute to her mother, who came to the United States from India at the age of 19. Her husband also paid tribute to her.
Kamala Harris has made history. Former senator and opponent of Joe Biden , it is however by his side that she was elected first black woman vice-president of the United States, on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Born of a Jamaican father and an Indian mother , she is the first woman of color to reach such a level of power. One hundred years after the access of women to the right to vote and while the country is deeply divided, especially by the racial question, the election of Kamala Harris is more than symbolic.
In her victory speech, celebrated in Wilmington, Delaware, Kamala Harris congratulated herself on making her country’s history, paying tribute to the generations of women who ” paved the way ” to his election, assuring that it would not be ” the last “. The Democrat also wore a symbolic outfit. Dressed in a white ensemble, like those worn by suffragettes.I think of the generations of women, black, Asian, white, Latinas, Native Americans, who paved the way
Kamala Harris made a point of honoring her mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris , who arrived in the United States from India at the age of 19. A civil rights activist, this breast cancer researcher died in 2009. ” She couldn’t have imagined this moment, but she deeply believed in an America where a moment like this was possible. So I think of her, to the generations of women, black, Asian, white, Latinas, Native Americans, who paved the way. They who sacrificed so much for equality, freedom and justice for all, including black women, that we look too much at often high, but so often prove that they are the backbone of our Democra e“, she proudly declared during her speech.
While the number of 270 electors was reached by Joe Biden on the morning of Saturday, November 7 (local time), Kamala Harris was doing a little jog. She was filmed during her very jovial first call to her running mate . A video that has already been viewed more than 40 million times. ” We did it! We did it Joe. You’re going to be the next president of the United States, ” she said.
Great joy also for the husband of the elected vice-president. Doug Emhoff proudly explained that he was the first ” second gentleman ” in history. ” So proud of you,” he soberly wrote on social media.