'A moment of joy and pride': Black women celebrate Ketanji Brown Jackson joining Supreme Court


Ketanji Brown Jackson swearing-in to Supreme Court celebrated by women

  • Black women of all ages celebrated Thursday’s swearing-in of the first African American woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
  • “Her presence up there is hope,’’ said Cassandra Welchlin, 49, a community organizer in Jackson, Mississippi. “It brings hope to where we are, where we know we can go.’’
  • “Judge Jackson is already, and will be, an inspiration to so many young girls and women,’’ said a high school student.

WASHINGTON – Antoinette France-Harris set the alarm Thursday on her cellphone to remind her: “The time had come.”

When it went off, she sat on the couch with her husband, Kirk Harris, in their family room in  Powder Springs, Georgia, and turned to CNN to watch the historic swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. 

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