“That I am here tonight is a testament to the dedication of generations before me women and men who believed so fiercely in the promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all.” – Kamala Harris
Senator Kamala Harris just made history. On the third night of the Democratic National Convention, Harris formally accepted the Democratic vice presidential nomination, making her the first Black woman and the first Asian American to be on a major-party ticket in the United States.
In her much-anticipated speech to the nation, Harris paid homage to the women who came before her: ‘These women inspired us to pick up the torch, and fight on. Women like Mary Church Terrell, Mary McLeod Bethune, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Diane Nash, Constance Baker Motley, and the great Shirley Chisholm. We’re not often taught their stories. But as Americans, we all stand on their shoulders.’