Smithsonian’s Great Americans Medal | Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Award Program & Object Donation
On March 30, 2022 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was posthumously awarded the National Museum of American History’s eighth Great Americans Medal for her groundbreaking judicial work and commitment to gender equity and equal justice under the law. Professor Jane C. Ginsburg and James Ginsburg accepted the medal on their mother’s behalf and donated significant objects representing their mother’s Supreme Court career. With tributes from Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, President Jimmy Carter, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Billie Jean King, Cecile Richards, Deborah Rutter, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Gloria Steinem, Barbra Streisand, Bryan Stevenson, Nina Totenberg, Diane von Furstenberg , Darren Walker, and Oprah Winfrey. The Great Americans Medal is awarded for lifetime contributions embodying American ideas and ideals, and honors individuals who have not only made a lasting impact in their fields, but whose philanthropic and humanitarian endeavors set them apart. View more Great Americans videos at: https://s.si.edu/GreatAmericans. For more on the Great Americans Medal and its recipients, visit https://greatamericans.si.edu.