Statement from the National Women's History Museum on the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

For Immediate Release


Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history as only the second woman—and the first Jewish woman—to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Yet her legacy extends far beyond this historic role alone. Ginsburg was a brilliant legal mind; a fierce advocate for pay equity, gender equality, and women’s rights; and a champion of representation, justice, and democracy. Most importantly, she inspired girls and women all over the world to chase their dreams, fight for their seats at the table, hold positions of power, and to use their voices to make the world a better place.

The loss of Justice Ginsburg is profound. As we join our nation in grief, we also celebrate the tremendous and inspiring life she led and the gifts she has left with us: a more just, equitable, and representative world. We’ll continue to honor her incredible accomplishments and the many ways she’s left her mark on women’s history by not just telling her story, but by working to ensure that all women have their voices heard and their stories shared. To that end, we’re establishing a doctoral fellowship in Justice Ginsburg’s name to support research that furthers greater understanding of women’s roles in our society.


Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum is the nation’s only women's history museum and the most recognized institution dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society. A renowned leader in women’s history education, the Museum brings to life the countless untold stories of women throughout history, and serves as a space for all to inspire, experience, collaborate, and amplify women’s impact—past, present, and future. The Museum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.