Kamala Harris Accused of Ripping Off Civil Rights Icon

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris recalled a story from her childhood during an October interview with Elle Magazine that is almost identical to a story Martin Luther King Jr. told back in 1965.

Elle Magazine’s feature article opened with a heartfelt story that Harris told from her childhood: Harris was attending a civil rights march in Oakland, California as a very young girl. Seated in a stroller, Harris said that she fell out of it at one point, unbeknownst to the adults caught up in the protest.

“By the time they noticed little Kamala was gone and doubled back, she was understandably upset,” the article reads. “‘My mother tells the story about how I’m fussing,’ Harris says, ‘and she’s like, ‘Baby, what do you want? What do you need?’ And I just looked at her and I said, ‘Fweedom.’”

Harris’s story is also told in her 2010 book “Smart on Crime” as well as her book published in 2019 titled “The Truths We Hold,” according to writer Cameron Cawthorne.

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