IN PHOTOS: Washingtonians Celebrate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson With Block Party

Artists work on the new Ketanji Brown Jackson mural on the side of the Chicken + Whiskey restaurant on 14th Street NW, Washington, DC.

Devonte Sanders
UJW-DC Spring 2022

After Ketanij Brown Jackson became the first Black woman and the third Black person to be inducted into the U.S. Supreme Court, her achievement sparked a celebration and a mural located on U Street NW in April.

Bryan Coulbourn, a member of skate group “The Link Up,” skates and dances during the block party. Devonte Sanders

Spectators watch as a girl double dutches on S St in Washington, D.C. as they await the mural’s unveiling. Devonte Sanders

During the Ketanji Brown Jackson block party, children participated in the action by creating their own murals; made of chalk. Devonte Sanders

A person holds a sign that reads “BLACK WOMEN ARE SUPREME” in the air at the Ketanji Brown Jackson block party. Devonte Sanders

Go-Go organization Long Live Go-Go performs at the Ketanji Brown Jackson block party. Devonte Sanders 

An attendee celebrates in the crowd during Ketanji Brown Jackson’s mural reveal and block party. Devonte Sanders


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