Welcoming Justice Jackson

After the historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the first Black female Supreme Court Justice, there were two big celebrations in her honor. One was in front of the Supreme Court on Friday night, and the other was on Saturday at the new mural at 14th and S Street. Being D.C., both events pulsed with the sounds of go-go.

At the Supreme Court

Little girls dressed up as future Justices, go-go played, people held up signs, sang, danced, and celebrated.

©Miki Jourdan
©Rob Klug
©Miki Jourdan
©Rob Klug
©Miki Jourdan
©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug
©Miki Jourdan
©Miki Jourdan
©Victoria Pickering
©Rob Klug
©Miki Jourdan
©Miki Jourdan

At 14th and S Street

A mural in honor of Judge Jackson was unveiled on Saturday at 14th and S. Due to rain delays, the mural was not quite finished, but didn’t dim the celebration – which featured go-go from Be’la Dona, dancing, double dutch, chalk drawing, skating, and the Howard University Marching Band.

Howard University Marching Band. ©Miki Jourdan
Poet Taylor, emcee of the event. ©Miki Jourdan
©Miki Jourdan
©Rob Klug
Young rapper Fly Zyah. ©Miki Jourdan
©Miki Jourdan
©Miki Jourdan
©Miki Jourdan
©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug
©Miki Jourdan
©Rob Klug

The mural project is sponsored by She Will Rise and No Kings Collective. Local artist Nia Keturah Calhoun created the design.

Nia Keturah Calhoun. ©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug

As of yesterday, the mural is not yet finished, but you can see the outlines of the drawing of Judge Jackson:

©Victoria Pickering

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