The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics (LAIC) of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands celebrate the life and enduring legacy of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
We gratefully remember her important contributions to civics education and her work with us to teach and inform the next generation of citizens and leaders.
The film clip above features brief excerpts from three APPC-Sunnylands films. All three are available as free educational resources on Annenberg Classroom.
Three films with Ruth Bader Ginsburg
In 2006, Justice Ginsburg took part in “A Conversation on the Constitution: The Fourteenth Amendment,” an APPC- and Sunnylands-sponsored seminar in Washington, D.C., in which high school students asked questions about the Constitution. In it, students ask Justice Ginsburg: “What does equal protection under the law mean?” “What does due process mean?” “Why do we have the Fourteenth Amendment and what would we lose if we didn’t have it?”
Justice Ginsburg also was featured in two other films cosponsored by APPC and Sunnylands:
- “A Call to Act: Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.” (2010) considered Justice Ginsburg’s powerful Supreme Court dissent in the case of Lilly Ledbetter, who fought for equal pay for equal work. Though Ledbetter lost at the Supreme Court, Congress passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.
- In “The 19th Amendment: A Woman’s Right to Vote” (2019), Justice Ginsburg discussed the importance of the amendment enshrining women’s right to vote.