"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."
– Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is remembered as a trailblazer who reshaped the fight for gender equality for generations to come. Brooklyn-born Ginsburg is also the first Justice to become a global pop-culture icon widely known as the Notorious RBG. In the resources that follow, you can learn more about how Ruth Bader Ginsburg championed for women’s rights issues.
Reflect on her legacy during the conversations below and lesson plan from PBS NEWSHOUR:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who long stood for women’s rights issues and became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She died at the age of 87 of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Brooklyn-born Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the second woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. She is also the first Justice to become a global pop-culture icon widely known as the Notorious RBG. She sits down with NPR legal correspondent Nina Totenberg to discuss her quarter century on the nation’s highest bench & her continuing commitment to principled dissent.
Lesson Plan Resources
Use this PBS NewsHour EXTRA Lesson Plan to teach your students about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy. What accomplishments was Ginsburg most known for? Why is Ginsburg’s death significant to many Americans? Video and Lesson Plan.
High Stakes: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy & The Court’s Future: A PBS NewsHour Special
PBS NewsHour will focus on both of these major themes, with conversations with people who knew and worked with Ginsburg, others who carry her work forward in the law, as well as reporting on the battle to replace her – how that is changing the remaining days of the campaign, and also possibly the very structure and nature of the Senate and the Court themselves.
Along with these thoughtful conversations and news making interviews, we also will include Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her own words – from various interviews the PBS NewsHour and PBS have done in the past -- and a wide range of voices of people explaining what RBG meant to them.
Tune into KLRN on Thursday, September 24 at 7:30 PM