Ruth Bader and Martin D. Ginsburg Speak at Commencement

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020), United States Supreme Court Justice, and her husband, Martin D. Ginsburg (1932-2010), professor of law at Georgetown University, speak at Wheaton’s 162nd Commencement. They were both awarded honorary degrees. Justice Ginsburg’s speech details her long journey to the Supreme Court, in addition to feminism’s great progress since the start of her career. She tells the Class of 1997 that feminism “means freeing the people, men as well as women, to be you and me, allowing people to pursue the talents and qualities they have without artificial restraints”.

See Justice Ginsburg speak at Wheaton’s 162nd Commencement.

Read Justice Ginsburg’s remarks at commencement:

See the 1997 Commencement Program:

See Justice Ginsburg speak on “Public Lives, Private Partnerships” panel that immediately followed Wheaton’s 162nd Commencement on May 17, 1997 in Cole Memorial Chapel. This panel was moderated by President Dale Rogers Marshall, and features Justice Ginsburg and her partner Martin D. Ginsburg 1932-2010), and former Wheaton Board of Trustee President Patricia King ’63 and her partner Roger Wilkins discussing navigating the growth of their professional legal and academic careers and changing marital relationships.

Learn more about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Martin D. Ginsburg at Wikipedia.