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Senate Leaders Meet With Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

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History was made on April 7, when Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as a Justice of the Supreme Court.

As MADAMENOIRE previously reported, her addition to the Supreme Court bench makes it as diverse as it’s ever been — now having four women and five men. Additionally, it’s the first time the Court’s ever had two Black Justices — Jackson and Justice Clarence Thomas.

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In honor of Jackson being the nation’s first Black woman Supreme Court Justice, here are seven other Black women who’ve achieved political firsts.


Shirley Chisholm

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Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm is heralded as the country’s first Black congresswoman. During her 1972 presidential run, she also made history as the first Black major-party candidate and the first woman to run for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination.

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