Statement from the National Women's History Museum on the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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.
About the National Women's History Museum
Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is an innovative online museum 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. We strive to fundamentally change the way women and girls see their potential and power.
The NWHM fills in major omissions of women in history books and K-12 education, providing scholarly content and educational programming for teachers, students, and parents. We reach more than four million visitors each year through our online content and education programming and, in early 2023, we will mount our first physical exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, D.C. The Museum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit us at womenshistory.org.