Kamala Harris just made history, again. TIME Magazine named Kamala Harris and Joe Biden as 2020 Person of the Year, the first time in the magazine’s history they honor a Vice President-elect. In the running was Agent Orange, healthcare workers and Dr. Fauci.
Edward Felsenthal, editor-in-chief of the magazine, explained his decision, “For changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than the furies of division, [and] for sharing a vision of healing in a grieving world.” He added, “In a year that saw an epic struggle for racial justice, and one of the most consequential elections in history, the Biden-Harris partnership sends a powerful message.”
Earlier in 2020, TIME made history by changing their name on the cover to “VOTE” for the 2020 election.
Photo via TIME Magazine, portrait by Jason Seiler