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Local civil rights activist talks about historical role for Harris

We spoke to Maine Human Rights Coalition President James Varner to get his thoughts on this historic day.
Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice president on Wednesday.
Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice president on Wednesday.(Source: CNN)
Published: Jan. 20, 2021 at 6:59 PM EST
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Gender and racial barriers have been broken with our new Vice President.

Kamala Harris not only becomes the first woman in the position, but also the first Black and Asian American vice president.

Her mother was from India and her father from Jamacia.

We spoke to Maine Human Rights Coalition President James Varner to get his thoughts on this historic day.

Maine Human Rights Coalition President, James Varner, said, ”It does a lot for people of color, you know? It makes us feel like we’re a part of what can bring about change for the better.”

Varner spoke with us on MLK Day.

He believes what Dr. King set into motion helped make this day possible.

Varner says King would be proud of Harris and her accomplishments.

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