Miami-Dade Commission votes to rename street after Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

FILE - Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, April 8, 2022, celebrating the confirmation of Jackson as the first Black woman to reach the Supreme Court. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is making her first appearance on the Supreme Court bench in a brief courtroom ceremony three days ahead of the start of the high court's new term. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) (Andrew Harnik, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

MIAMI – Miami-Dade commissioners honored U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson by renaming a street after her during their meeting on Thursday.

Southwest 184 Street, which is also known as Eureka Drive, will be renamed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Street between Old Cutler Road and Caribbean Boulevard.

Jackson grew up in Southwest Miami-Dade and graduated top of her class from Miami Palmetto Senior High School.

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson attended a commission meeting for the first time in years to speak in support of the resolution.

“As one of the first members of Congress to write to President Biden in support of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to our nation’s highest court, I could not be more excited to continue my advocacy here today. In my lifetime, I have seen the civil rights movement capture our nation. I’ve seen the first black president of the United States, and I always dreamed that I would see a black woman nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Wilson said she’s known Justice Brown Jackson since she was a little child. “It was clear then as it is now that she was destined to shatter glass ceilings, and I’m so proud that she, as a product of the Miami-Dade Public Schools, represented the best of this great county.”

The congresswoman said the renamed street will inspire many in the future. “Today, this brilliant U.S. Justice shines as a bright example that there is no limit that little black girls and little black boys can achieve.”

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