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Ketanji Brown Jackson Parents: Johnny And Ellery Brown

Meet Ketanji Brown Jackson’s parents, Johnny and Ellery Brown. As proud parents, they have spoken about their daughter’s nomination to news outlets. But, who were the people who raised someone who is going to make history as the first African-American as Supreme Court Justice.

We got all the information on her parents, so keep scrolling.

Who Are Ketanji Brown Jackson Parents?

Ketanji Onyika Brown Jackson is the daughter of her parents Ellery Brown and Johnny Brown. She was born on 14 September 1970 in Washington D.C. and bred in South Miami-Dade. Both of her parents started as public school teachers. Ketanji had stated in a 2017 speech that she was the second generation in her family to attend college and roots both sides of her family could be traced back to being slaves in Georgia.

She had acknowledged her parents during her remarks at the White House.

Meet Ellery Brown, Ketanji Brown Jackson Mother

Ketanji Brown has made her parents proud with her nomination for Supreme Court. After the nomination, Ellery Brown spoke to Miami CBS local. She told the outlet, “She’s a wonderful daughter and a great nominee for this position.” Ellery added further, “This is something she aspired to and will be good for the court”.

Learn about Ketanji’s proud mother below.

  • Ellery Brown Age

Reportedly born on 30 September 1945, Ellery Brown is 76 years old as of February 2022.

  • Ellery Brown Job

As stated Ellery started her career as a public school teacher. She then went on to serve as the principal of New World School of the Arts, a public high school with a magnet program in 1993. According to Arthur & Polly Mays 6-12 Grade Conservatory document, she had also served as the Chair of Conservator of the Arts.

The advisory board provided guidance and counsel to the school’s faculty leaders on issues that impact the school’s ability to carry out its core mission of providing a seamless fine arts college preparatory curriculum for students from 6th to 12th grade, preparing them for both college and careers in the visual, performing, and communicative arts.

The advisory board helped build relationships with key constituencies; increase awareness of the school; strengthen ties with the community; and provide valuable information from the broader community to faculty leaders.

She also featured on Fresh Paint a quarterly publication of the Florida Art Education Associations in the year 2006. One student David Bennett had represented the New World School of the Arts during that event. Speaking to Fresh Paint, she shared, “In creating art I learned the value of diversity of opinions, and the benefit that seeing different perspectives to obstacles can bring.”

Ellery resigned from her role as a principal of the school on 11 September 2006. Mr. Yonel Martiz Cardenas was recommended to serve the remaining term according to

  • Is Ellery Brown On Facebook?

No, Ellery Brown is not on Facebook.

Meet Johnny Brown, Ketanji Brown Jackson Father

In several interviews, Ketanji Brown credited her father with inspiring her to become a lawyer. She said, “It was my father who started me on this path as a child. My father made the fateful decision to transition from his job as a high school history teacher and go to law school”

Whereas, her father also spoke to a news outlet and told, “She is exactly right. We sat at the dining room table. Me studying and her doing her thing with her coloring books and playing around.”

“You don’t plan this out,” said Jackson’s father, Johnny Brown. “My only advice is to try to put your child in the best educational environment that you can.”

  • Johnny Brown Age

Reportedly born on 15 October 1945, as of Feb 2022, Johnny Brown is 76 years old.

  • Johnny Brown Job

Like his wife Ellery Brown, Johnny Brown also started as a public school teacher. According to the document of Florida School Board Attorneys Association, he served as an attorney with the Miami-Dade County School Board in 1983. He served until he retired in 2005.

According to, Johnny attended North Carolina Central University and graduated in 1968. He then moved to Miami and attended the University of Miami. He graduated after securing his J.D. in 1977. His area of practice was real estate, corporate law, school law, administrative law, and financial law among others.

Johnny was also featured in a story titled “How to Succeed in Education Without Really Studying?” published in Miami New Times, a story describing how several top administrators of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, including superintendent Roger Cuevas, had received advanced academic degrees from institutions widely denounced as diploma mills.

In the article Marta Perez, a board member questioned the performance of Johnny as the school board attorney. At the time, he was the only district employee besides the superintendent who reported directly to the board.

  • Is Johnny Brown On Facebook?

No Jonny Brown doesn’t seem to be on Facebook.

Related FAQs

  • What Is Ketanji Brown Jackson Parents Nationality?

Ketanji Brown’s parents are of American Nationality. Several reports stated that they are of South African heritage. Her parents currently live in their Cutler Bay home.

  • What Is Ketanji Brown Jackson Parents Ethnicity?

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s parents are of African-American ethnicity. Her mother, Ellery Brown lost her sister Carolynn Ross Tucker on 11 June 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ellery also has two brothers: Harold Ross and Calvin Ross of Tallahassee, Florida, and an adopted sister Frances Tailey of Philadelphia.

  • Are Ketanji Brown Jackson Parents Still Married?

Yes, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s parents are still married. She had recently stated, “My mother and father who have been married 54 years I know couldn’t be more proud.”

  • How Many Kids Do Jackson Parents Have?

Ellery and Johnny Brown had two children — Ketanji and her brother Ketajh Brown, who is 9 years younger than her. Her brother was a police officer (in the unit that was the basis for the television show The Wire) and is now a law student.

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