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Tell us what Kamala Harris’ inauguration means to you — and the country

Summary List PlacementInauguration Day will be a landmark moment in American history. Former California Senator Kamala Harris will become the first Black and South Asian woman sworn in as vice president. With one oath, she will also become the highest-ranking woman in US political history.  The symbolism of this moment could not be more profound. …

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Tell us what Kamala Harris’ inauguration means to you — and the country

Summary List PlacementInauguration Day will be a landmark moment in American history. Former California Senator Kamala Harris will become the first Black and South Asian woman sworn in as vice president. With one oath, she will also become the highest-ranking woman in US political history. 
The symbolism of this moment could not be more profound. 
Harris takes office when America’s racial inequalities have been thrust to the fore by the pandemic, 2020 election, and months-long protests against police brutality. Millions of people who have never seen such representation in this country will now see themselves reflected in one of the country’s highest-ranking leaders. 
But Harris’s inauguration will take place under the watch of thousands of National Guard troops and behind a quickly-erected, city-wide fortress meant to stave off a repeat of January 6, when a racist, pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol.
There’s no doubt Harriss’ moment will be remembered by history. But how does this moment feel for Americans right now?
We want you to tell us how you’ll experience her Inauguration — and how you think history should remember this moment — using the form below. 
Will you watch her inauguration with your daughters? Will you get together on Zoom with friends and family to experience this day together? Who in your life will you think of at that moment? What will Inauguration Day mean to you and the country’s future?
Insider will use your responses to compile a story featuring your memories of this historic and symbolic day.
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