Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Born March 15, 1933, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second appointed female Supreme Court Justice. She won many legal victories before the Supreme Court, advocating for women's rights and gender equality.

Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for Ruth Bader Ginsburg for this film program. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By: September McGee

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By: Carlos E. Aguilar

Ruth Bader Ginsburg By: Lily Cooke

By: Lily Cooke
Ruth Bader Ginsburg - an amazing example of a hero for the UN Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduce inequality within and among countries.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By: Madeline Kirsch
This short, informational video about Ruth Bader Ginsburg was made by a MY HERO Intern.

Watch the trailer for RBG, winner of the Special Hero Award at the 2018 MY HERO International Film Festival.

RBG [Trailer]

Betsy West & Julie Cohen
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

My Hero suggested viewing: WTM Interview with directors of RGB (2018) Betsy West and Julie Cohen 

Interviewed by Betty Bailey at Sundance


These student hero essays on Ruth Bader Ginsburg won a t-shirt prize. Read them and submit your own essay through our Create program.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By: Brooke Sims

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By: Claire

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's resilience is particularly inspiring to me; she has demonstrated time and again that she will not be stopped by constricting gender roles. 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By: Clarissa Hom

During law school, Ginsburg, or RBG, supported both her and her husband Marty’s studies after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Tribute from the Christian Science Monitor

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Fierce women’s advocate, and icon in her own right

By: Peter Grier and Henry Gass Staff writers
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pop culture icon who "shaped an entire area of law," pursuing women's rights by opening up the roles of both women and men.

From the MY HERO Library



A witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who's had a powerful and enduring influence on law and women’s rights.

Additional Links

On the Basis of Sex movie trailer
Credit: Wikipedia
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bio: Supreme Court History
RBG Classroom DIscussion Guide and Lesson Plan
Credit: SFL Film

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