THE BRONX - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered a commencement address tonight at the Bronx community college her mother attended after making several other stops in the borough.
"We come from the same background, we have lived many of the same struggles and we have faced many of the same challenges that you have faced," Sotomayor told the Hostos Community College graduating class.
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Sotomayor's mother graduated Hostos in 1973.
Earlier, Sotomayor attended a renaming ceremony at the Bronxdale Houses, where Sotomayor spent much of her childhood. The housing complex was renamed in her honor. It is the first time a New York City housing development is being renamed for a former resident.
Sotomayor is the first Hispanic-American to serve on the Supreme Court and lived in the Bronxdale Houses from 1957 to 1969.
Sotomayor also visited her old elementary school.