First African American females officially on U.S. District Court - WNEM TV 5

Brown is first African American woman to sit on Mississippi federal bench

Posted: Updated:
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

History in the state where the first African American woman holds a seat on the U.S. District Court. Investiture for United States District Judge Debra M. Brown was held Sunday in Greenville.

The Yazoo native's took the oath at the Washington County Convention Center. In May of 20-13 President Barack Obama nominated her for the post.

Judge Brown is a University of Mississippi Law School graduate and former Jackson attorney. Brown, who also holds a degree in architecture from Mississippi State University, was confirmed unanimously by the Senate.

The 50 year old will preside in the Northern District of Mississippi at the U.S. Courthouse in Greenville. Brown was nominated after the death of U. S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper Jr. in 20-12. 

Copyright 2014 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Report: 5 people injured in nightclub shooting

    Report: 5 people injured in nightclub shooting

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-05-28 20:19:44 GMT
    WNEMWNEM
     Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning at a nightclub in south Mississippi.    Five people sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.    WLOX quoted police as saying the shooting happened at Platinum Sports Bar & Lounge in Moss Point.    According to Moss Point Police Department, a fight started in the club, which spilled outside into the parking lot. Several people began shooting. Five people were ...More >
     Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning at a nightclub in south Mississippi.    Five people sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.    WLOX quoted police as saying the shooting happened at Platinum Sports Bar & Lounge in Moss Point.    According to Moss Point Police Department, a fight started in the club, which spilled outside into the parking lot. Several people began shooting. Five people were ...More >
  • Woman charged in husband's hospital death dies

    Woman charged in husband's hospital death dies

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-05-28 20:12:22 GMT
    nonenone
    A woman charged with killing her husband as he lay in a Florida hospital bed last year has died.    Jan Sochalski faced a murder charge for allegedly suffocating her husband last May after he suffered life-threatening complications following back surgery. Sixty-four-year-old Henry Sochalski was a retired Trenton, New Jersey, police officer.    The couple lived in Florida.    The Flagler County Sheriff's Office told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://b...More >
    A woman charged with killing her husband as he lay in a Florida hospital bed last year has died.    Jan Sochalski faced a murder charge for allegedly suffocating her husband last May after he suffered life-threatening complications following back surgery. Sixty-four-year-old Henry Sochalski was a retired Trenton, New Jersey, police officer.    The couple lived in Florida.    The Flagler County Sheriff's Office told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://b...More >
  • Instructor dies, trainee injured in skydiving accident

    Instructor dies, trainee injured in skydiving accident

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-05-28 20:10:06 GMT
    A Louisiana skydiving instructor died Sunday, and his trainee injured, after he lost consciousness during a skydiving jump.    The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says the instructor and trainee were performing a tandem jump on the Royal Golf Course in Slidell, Louisiana, shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday when the instructor lost consciousness after leaving the airplane. The reserve parachute opened after the main parachute belonging to the instructor did not, but witnesses s...More >
    A Louisiana skydiving instructor died Sunday, and his trainee injured, after he lost consciousness during a skydiving jump.    The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says the instructor and trainee were performing a tandem jump on the Royal Golf Course in Slidell, Louisiana, shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday when the instructor lost consciousness after leaving the airplane. The reserve parachute opened after the main parachute belonging to the instructor did not, but witnesses s...More >
Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.