A story Vice President-elect Kamala Harris told in a months-old magazine interview about her childhood has resurfaced after readers noticed parallels to a story told by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965.
Speaking to Elle Magazine for their October cover story, Harris detailed a time when she became separated from her parents at a civil rights march in Oakland, Calif.
At the point in her story where Harris’ parents found their lost daughter, the account begins to sound similar to a tale told by the great civil rights leader.
“My mother tells the story about how I’m fussing, and she’s like, ‘Baby, what do you want? What do you need?’ And I just looked at her and I said, ‘Fweedom,’” Harris told the magazine.
Harris told the same story in the preface of her 2010 book “Smart on Crime,” writing how her mother used to laugh while telling others about the moment. She also referenced it