Woman Making History

Nevaehona Williams

Kamala Harris is the first woman and woman of color to be the Vice President-elect of the United States. She is the daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father. Since Kamala Harris was young, she knew the road to racial justice was going to be long, but that didn’t stop her. Harris gave her victory speech on Saturday, September 26. A part of her speech said, “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 is a country of possibilities”. 

She also made history as the first black woman to serve as California’s attorney general. She was elected to the Senate of the United States in 2016. She was the second black woman in chamber history. In her early years, she would write memoirs of chants and shouts at protests. In one of her memoirs, she wrote about hearing Shirley Chisholm (the first Black woman to mount a national campaign for president) speak at a Black cultural center in Berkeley in 1971, when Kamala was a young girl. Shirley Chisholm talked about strength. 

Kamala Harris has set a road for girls and young black women. In society, women and black women are lower than men. Women get paid less and get treated differently than men. Kamala Harris showed that being a woman means nothing. If you stand your ground and be strong, you can achieve anything you want. Women are strong.  America is becoming slowly racially diverse because women making a difference in the world.