Ginsburg, Ruth Bader

In the spirit of the Hall’s Oral History Project is an essay adapted from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s (inducted 2002) forthcoming memoir “My own words.” Her essay offers good reminder of how telling women’s history is American history and how histories, as we honor them at the Hall, are not simply about adding women. They are histories as telling of what we do and do not know or learn about women’s public roles as they are of the pathways to making change. They are stories about how lives lived in one particular moment become stepping-stones to social and political change in another.