Liberty and Justice for All Award: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
On Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, the LBJ Foundation awarded its most prestigious honor, the LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award, to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg has dedicated her life to human rights, gender equality, and preserving the rule of law.

The ceremony was held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s daughters, Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson, presented the award, which honors those who carry on LBJ’s legacy to right wrongs, champion justice, and serve humanity.

Following the awards ceremony, Justice Ginsburg was interviewed on stage by Mark K. Updegrove, president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation.

The evening featured performances by legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor and harmonica virtuoso Frédéric Yonnet. Examples of Justice Ginsburg’s groundbreaking writings were read by Golden Globe-nominated actress Constance Wu, Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor, and Emmy Award-winning co-host of ABC’s The View Sunny Hostin. The evening’s master of ceremonies was Nina Totenberg, NPR legal affairs correspondent. Additional remarks were made by LBJ Foundation Chairman Larry Temple and Bill Moyers, White House press secretary for President Johnson.
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