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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National Correspondent 

Supreme Court Justice Jackson Proclaims: 'We've Made It. All of Us'

 

April 14, 2022

"In the poetic words of Dr. Maya Angelou, 'I do so now while bringing the gifts my ancestors gave. I am the dream and the hope of the slave.'"

Two hundred and thirty-two years, 116 justices, 108 white men, six women, 2 Black men, and 1 Latinx woman later, the United States Supreme Court finally has an African American woman serving as Associate Justice.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson earned confirmation with a 53-47 vote, breaking the glass ceiling after America's first Black woman Vice President, Kamala Harris, presided over the process to confirm her.

"It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States," Jackson proclaimed a day after her confirmatio...



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