Fanfare greets Sotoymayor as she makes Bronx visit

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.

Click "NEXT" under the video player to watch Sotomayor's speech.

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.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."