In a now-viral clip, Judge Jackson spoke about being born in Washington, D.C., her parents and the "pride" they had when they gave her her name.
"And to express both pride in their heritage and hope for the future, they gave me an African name - Ketanji Onyika, which they were told means 'lovely one'," she said.
"My parents taught me that, unlike the many barriers that they had had to face growing up, my path was clear so that if I worked hard and I believed in myself and America, I could do anything or be anything that I wanted to be."
Judge Jackson continued: "My parents have been married for almost 54 years, and they're here with me today. I cannot possibly thank them enough for everything they've done for me. I love you, mom and dad ."
"Even prior to today, I can honestly say that my life has been blessed beyond measure. The first of my many blessings is that I was born in this great nation" -- Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson then provides a moving introduction to her familypic.twitter.com/bBXjhQisug