Confirmed: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is the First Black Women to Serve on the Supreme Court

The Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the first Black woman to serve on the supreme court. Judge Jackson was confirmed on a 53-to-47 vote with a standing ovation in the chambers from senators, staff and visitors as the vote was announced. 

Prior to the final vote, Senate Leader Chuck Schumer called the moment a “joyus, momentous, groundbreaking day.” Stating “in the 233-year history of the Supreme Court, never, never has a Black woman held the title of Justice. Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first, and I believe the first of more to come.”

Former first lady Michelle Obama eloquently described how we’re all feeling in her recent Instagram post.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson defeated all odds against her. Little girls around the world reading and watching Justice Jackson break through ceilings that they will not have to bare anymore. Now they know they can do anything in law and beyond thanks to role models such as Justice Jackson paving the way. 

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