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Becoming Notorious: Revisiting the Legends and Legacy of RBG

55 minutes

Featuring: Shana Knizhnik, Melissa Murray, Aminatou Sow, Irin Carmon

How did Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg become an unlikely pop cultural icon in her 80s? Our all-star panel is on the case, including the co-authors of the book Notorious RBG upon which New-York Historical’s exhibition is based—New York magazine’s Irin Carmon and Legal Aid Society’s Shana Knizhnik—Aminatou Sow (co-author of Big Friendship and host of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend), and Melissa Murray (Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at NYU School of Law). They take stock of the political and cultural moment that catapulted RBG into the public consciousness, reflect on the endurance of her internet popularity, and discuss her complicated legacy. Recorded Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Creative: Tronvig Group