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Only in Print: Purple Reign: Harris’ Nod to Brooklyn’s Shirley Chisholm

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president during the inauguration of Joe Biden. Her purple coat, was considered a nod to the late Brooklyn congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (right). (Photos: CNS/Patrick Semansky, via Reuters; Getty Images)

WINDSOR TERRACE — Kamala Harris has received much attention for being the first woman elected vice president of the United States and the first person of African American heritage to hold that title.

But Harris, a former prosecutor and U.S. senator from California, has been careful to credit others, particularly a Brooklyn-born woman who was kicking at the political “glass ceiling” when the future vice president was four years old …

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