On June 30, Ketanji Brown Jackson marked a milestone in U.S. representation when she was sworn in as the first Black woman in history to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.
She also becomes only the third Black person to ever sit on the court, following Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas.
Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath to Jackson, and retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, who Jackson once clerked for, administered the judicial oath, ABC News reported.
"On behalf of all the members of the court, I'm pleased to welcome Justice Jackson to the court and to our common calling," Roberts said as the other seven other sitting justices who attended applauded.
"With a full heart, I accept the solemn responsibility of supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States and administering justice without fear or favor, so help me God," Jackson said in a written statement. "I am truly grateful to be part of the promise of our great Nation."
Jackson said at the White House after her Senate confirmation, "It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments, but we've made it."