Tamika Montgomery-Reeves Is The First Black Justice To be Appointed To Delaware Supreme Court In History

Tamika Montgomery-Reeves Is The First Black Justice To be Appointed To Delaware Supreme Court In History

She is also believed to be the youngest to be inducted into Delaware's Supreme Court.

As Justice Tamika Montgomery-Reeves took her oath of office, she also created history by becoming the first black justice to be inducted into Delaware Supreme Court since its official establishment in 1951. As reported by WJTV, she is also believed to the youngest member to take the oath of office as a member of the state's Supreme Court.

Montgomery–Reeves earned her Bachelor's degree, magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi and earned her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. She succeeded Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons Jr. in October 2015 after being nominated by Governor Jack Markell to the Delaware Court of Chancery.

At the age of 38, as she took the oath, she thanked her friends, family members, and everyone present at the ceremony, saying: "I do not feel the least bit entitled to be sitting in front of you." Her humility came to the fore even as she knew the weight of history that she would now carry upon her shoulder to be a first of many who would now follow in her footsteps. Kudos!

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