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How Kamala Harris’s Immigrant Parents Found a Home; and Each Other; in a Black Study Group – NYT

By Ellen Barry September 13. 2020.  New York Times

Kamala Harris

Donald Harris and Shyamala Gopalan grew up under British colonial rule on different sides of the planet. They were each drawn to Berkeley, and became part of an intellectual circle that shaped the rest of their lives.

At an off-campus space at the University of California at Berkeley in the fall of 1962, a tall, thin Jamaican Ph.D. student
addressed a small crowd, drawing parallels between his native country and the United States.    Continue reading