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Vice President Kamala Harris Breaks Barriers On Inauguration Day

Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff arrive to the inauguration of President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff arrive to the inauguration of President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kamala Harris breaks a number of barriers on Wednesday, most notably, the first woman and person of Black and South Asian heritage to become vice president.

Manisha Sinha, a professor of history at the University of Connecticut, explains the significance and what Harris’ ascension to power means to her.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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