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Ketanji Brown Jackson Becomes the First Black Woman in History Sworn Into the Supreme Court

“It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments,” says the new Justice.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Becomes the First Black Woman in History Sworn Into the Supreme Court

“It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments,” says the new Justice.

Ketanji Brown Jackson has made history for becoming the first Black woman to sit at the United States’ highest court — the Supreme Court.

Justice Jackson, who was nominated by President Joe Biden to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, was officially sworn in on June 30. The Senate voted 53 to 47 on her, confirming her position since April.

“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, but we’ve made it! We’ve made it — all of us,” she said after the Senate voted.

She added, “I have dedicated my career to public service because I love this country and our Constitution and the rights that make us free.”

Watch Jackson get sworn into the Supreme Court below.

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