Harris Accepts Vice Presidential Nomination
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris has made history as the first Black woman to accept a spot on a major party’s presidential ticket.
In her acceptance speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, Harris mixed her polish as a former prosecutor with deeply personal tales of her upbringing to argue that she and Joe Biden can rejuvenate a country ravaged by a pandemic and deeply divided by partisan bitterness.
The California senator evoked the lessons of her late mother, an Indian immigrant who instilled in her a vision of “our nation as a beloved community -- where all are welcome, no matter what we look like, where we come from or who we love.”
She also mentioned her Jamaican immigrant father and getting a ”stroller’s eye view” of America’s diversity, while noting that she was born in Oakland’s Kaiser Hospital — perhaps a nod to President Donald Trump reigniting the baseless “birther” questions about Harris’ vice presidential eligibility.