The Notorious R.B.G. is a legendary U.S. Supreme Court Justice and a fearless champion of women’s rights. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s courage, hard work, and persistence has pushed human rights forward and is an inspiration to people around the world.
Born in Brooklyn on March 15, 1933, to a low-income Jewish family. Her mother, a seamstress, was a strong influence in Ginsburg’s life, teaching her independence and the value of an education, encouraging her daughter to take full advantage of her opportunity to learn.
Ginsburg worked hard in school and graduated first in her class at Cornell University. She went on to graduate first in her class at Columbia University School of Law while raising a daughter and caring for a sick husband. She was the first woman on the Harvard Law Review. She founded the Women’s Rights Project with the ACLU and served as director. She was the first female professor at Columbia University to receive tenure. She argued before the supreme court 6 times as an attorney and won 5 out of the 6 cases. In 1993 Ginsburg became the second female justice to be confirmed to the Supreme C
Ginsburg persisted through social injustice, economical adversity, and gender discrimination, to prove again and again that she is a force to be reckoned with! For 25 years Ginsburg has been a steady voice in support worker’s rights, civil rights, and gender equality.
Today we celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Happy Birthday to a true inspiration and hero!
“Women belong in all the places decisions are being made…it shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”
-Ruth Bader Ginsburg