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.
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 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.