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Kamala Harris, a Caribbean-American, Accepts U.S. Vice-Presidential Nomination

  • Staff Consortium
  • August 20, 2020

WASHINGTON,  CMC – Caribbean American Senator Kamala Harris on Wednesday night accepted the US Democratic Party’s nomination for the vice presidency. Harris, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, accepted the nomination on the third night of the virtual Democratic National Convention (DNC).  Just over a week ago, US Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden selected Harris, a senator from California, as his vice-presidential running mate in the Democratic race to defeat incumbent Republican President Donald J.  Trump in November 3 US Presidential Elections. Harris, 55, is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian heritage to be nominated for national office by a major US party. She is also only the fourth woman in American history to be selected for a presidential ticket. In 1972, the late Shirley Anita Chisholm, née St. Hill, the daughter of a Barbadian mother and a Guyanese father, became the first Caribbean and African American candidate to seek nominatio...