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Ketanji Brown Jackson with staff members of Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) on Capitol Hill April 4, 2022. (Kevin Dietsch / Getty Images)
By Katie Usalis
Originally published in Ms. Magazine, 4/7/2022
It’s official. It’s done. History has been made.
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice of the United States of America. She is also …
- The first Supreme Court justice raised by parents who grew up in the Jim Crow South.
- The first Supreme Court justice with an African name, given to express pride in the family’s heritage and hope for the future.
- The first Supreme Court justice who has served as a public defender.
Why do all these firsts matter, especially the ones that have nothing to do with her work as a judge? Let’s dive in.Read more