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Ketanji Brown Jackson

Black women on Jackson’s rise to the Supreme Court: Our fight for representation isn’t over

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Will Bring About Dramatic Shifts in PowerAs Leah Daughtry shared with The 19th, “This moment for me is both a symbol for our children, for our nation, that a Black woman can serve on the Supreme Court. And it is substance. … She is bringing her lived experience, what it means to be a public defender, what it means to be a judge, what it means to be a Black woman to the bench, a perspective that we have never had in 233 years on the Supreme Court.”

Democrats abandoned Ketanji Brown Jackson. Black women came to bear witnessLeah Daughtry knew she had to be there. Even though Ketanji Brown Jackson wasn’t in the hearing room in the Hart Senate Office Building as the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote ended in a deadlock on Monday, Daughtry turned up for one very important reason.

Supporters Rally Outside US Supreme Court During Jackson Confirmation HearingPeople rallied outside the US Supreme Court on Monday, March 21, as the Senate Judiciary Committee began four days of hearings on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the highest US court. Among the speakers was Reverend Leah Daughtry, who praised the crowd for their continued support. “Because you kept lifting your voices, Judge Katari Brown Jackson becoming Justice Jackson is possible,” she said, as supporters cheered. On February 25, US President Joe Biden nominated Jackson to become the first black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court in its 232-year history. Credit: Brandon Cahee via Storyful

Pride, joy, inspiration, validation: What Black women see in Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination“This moment for me is both a symbol for our children, for our nation, that a Black woman can serve on the Supreme Court. And it is substance. “She is bringing her lived experience, what it means to be a public defender, what it means to be a judge, what it means to be a Black woman to the bench, a perspective that we have never had in 233 years on the Supreme Court.”

As Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin for Ketanji Brown Jackson, supporters rally in WashingtonDaughtry told the Grio this weekend this is “substance and symbolism” as “we watch the Supreme Court take a huge leap toward diversity and inclusion.

Reverend Leah Daughtry Explains Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historic Road To ConfirmationFind out more about Ketanji Brown Jackson and how you can support her U.S. Supreme Court nomination by way of Reverend Leah Daughtry below on Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell

 

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