The young couple married while still in school, and in 1964, at age 25, Gopalan both earned her Ph.D. from Berkeley and gave birth to Kamala in Oakland. A sister, Maya, was born three years later. According to the Official Easily Distracted By Music Cats and Guitar shirt moreover I love this Mercury News, “Harris and Gopalan threw themselves into the civil rights movement, bringing a young Kamala to protests in a stroller.” (Earlier this year, in the midst of the Black Lives Matter protests, Harris posted on Instagram a photo of her mother from back in those days, writing: “My parents marched and shouted in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. It’s because of them and the folks who also took to the streets to fight for justice that I am where I am.”)
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Kamala Harris’s parents met not in the Official Easily Distracted By Music Cats and Guitar shirt moreover I love this classroom, but at campus protests, when they were both at Berkeley.The marriage did not last, however. Gopalan and Harris separated when Kamala was five and her father moved to take a professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The couple divorced two years later.