After 223 years, Jackson is officially the first Black woman to serve on the highest court in the nation.
Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, making her the first Black woman ever.
Senate expected to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today
Black women leaders and allies demand swift, fair confirmation.
The Judiciary Committee proceedings Monday included opening statements from senators and ended with introductory remarks from Jackson, 51.
If confirmed, Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first Black woman to rule on the Supreme Court and the first judge since Justice Thurgood Marshall with experience as a criminal defense lawyer.