Kamala Harris sworn in as US’s first female, Black and south Asian vice-president

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Former senator sworn by Justice Sonia Sotomayor using two Bibles from the late Thurgood Marshall and family friend Regina Shelton

Kamala Harris has been sworn in as vice-president, becoming the first woman in American history – as well as the first woman of African American and south Asian descent – to hold the post.

The former California senator was sworn in by Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina on the supreme court. Harris chose to be sworn in using two Bibles, one from the late Thurgood Marshall, the first Black supreme court justice, and one from Regina Shelton, a close family friend who was something like a surrogate mother for Harris and her sister when they were growing up.

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