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Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)

by Katelyn Q. Manwiller Sep 21, 2020
Trexler Library

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away last Friday at age 87 from a prolonged fight against cancer. The second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg received her law degree at a time when no firm would employ a woman. She eventually got a job teaching law, before joining the American Civil Liberties Union to argue cases on equality and women’s rights before the Supreme Court. She was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980 and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993. She is remembered as a trailblazer for gender equality.

Trexler Library has gathered a number of resources to remember the Justice on this guide. It includes Justice Ginsburg’s autobiography, My Own Words, and the 2018 documentary on her life, RBG, available to stream from our Academic Videos Online database.