Yet again, a Black woman makes history. President Joe Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. This is the first time in the history of America that a woman of color has reached the highest court.  

President Biden declared that we are witnesses of the perseverance of freedom and liberty in the United States when everywhere else is under attack. Jackson’s nomination will go down in the history books and will serve as an inspiration for generations to come.

President Biden announced in his Tweet on 25th of Feb:

‘I’m proud to announce that I am nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court. Currently serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, she is one of our nation’s brightest legal minds and will be an exceptional Justice.’

Judge Ketanji Jackson, aged 51, sits on the Federal Appellate Court of D.C. Since Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement, she has been anticipated as the probable choice for fulfilling the vacant post. 

Jackson commented with gratitude towards the Lord for delivering her to this point in her professional journey. She feels blessed to have come this far and made history and stated that her blessings started from being born in this great country. She declared America as a beacon of hope for democracy worldwide. 

Jackson was interviewed by the president earlier this month. On Thursday night, she received a call in which she immediately accepted the offer. The announcement had to be delayed due to the prevailing uncertainty of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

The president is impressed with her story and upbringing. She had worked hard to rise to federal appellate judge from a federal public defender. Her history shows well-reasoned opinions and respect towards the law. Her decisions show a broader understanding of their impacts. She is confident and empathetic and always strives to be fair. 

Jackson had the support of three Republican senators upon her selection process. The Vice President, Kamala Harris, has played an active role in her selection confirmation. The president had pledged to nominate a black woman on the Supreme court during his election campaign in 2020. He wanted all races represented and made sure he fulfilled his commitment.