History was made when Kamala D. Harris was sworn in as Vice President of the United States of America. She is the first African American, first Indian American, and the first woman to hold this esteemed title.
Born in Oakland, California to an Indian mother and a Jamaican American father, Vice President Harris was exposed to civil rights activism at an early age. Her upbringing truly set the stage for how she would view herself and her role in the world as an adult.
A few of the other titles she has earned as a political leader include District Attorney and Attorney General.
In her inaugural address, she speaks of the particular tendency of our country to do and dream up wild things in the midst of hard times. "We are undaunted in our belief that we shall overcome; that we shall rise up. This is American Aspiration."