Stamp Reveal Ceremony
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
October 16, 2023 at Rutgers University Law school in Newark, New Jersey
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, stamp ceremony unveiling was held on October 16, 2023. The celebration drew nearly 200 attendees including students from local high schools Barringer High School, Central, and University High Schools in Newark.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg taught at Rutgers Law School in Newark from 1963 to 1972, becoming one of only two women law professors at Rutgers and one of just a handful in the nation. She led a seminar on women and the law and served as the founding faculty adviser for The Women’s Rights Law Reporter (WRLR). The journal is now the oldest legal periodical in the U.S. focusing exclusively on the field of women’s rights law. Female enrollment was 20% at Rutgers Law School in 1970, which was unusually high for a U.S. law school. Fifty-three years later, Rutgers Law has the highest enrollment of women in the law school’s history at 59%.
Justice Ginsburg served on the Supreme Court from 1993 until her death in 2020. During her time on the court, she issued many opinions that advanced equal rights for women and credited her time at Rutgers Law as inspiration for her work. She taught at Rutgers Law School in Newark from 1963 to 1972, becoming one of only two women law professors at Rutgers and one of just a handful in the nation
At her unveiling, Rutgers Law School received $6.5 million from the Stephanie and Harold Krieger Charitable Trust, one of the largest gifts in its history, to help establish the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Women’s Rights and Gender Justice Clinic. The clinic’s mission will be to advance gender equity through direct representation, impact litigation, and legislative work; educate a new generation of students to continue the fight for gender equity; and expand the reach of Rutgers’ nationally ranked clinical programs with a distinct women’s and gender rights clinic. The gift also creates the Stephanie and Harold Krieger Memorial Endowed Scholarship with a $1 million endowment. This will provide major scholarships for three law students in Newark. Preference will be given to first-generation college students in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need. The clinic will open at Rutgers Law School in Newark in 2025 thanks to the second largest gift in Rutgers University Law history.
The master of ceremony for this event was Sharon Suber, AAUW NJ president/Administrator; Guest speaker where: Rutgers Law Dean Johanna, Bond; Rutgers-Newark Chancellor, Nancy Cantor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg granddaughter Clara Spera, Hon. Ron Stroman; Rutgers Law School '77, Member of Board of Governors, USPS former Deputy Postmaster General; Della Moses Walker, Director, ESPER of New Jersey, Elizabeth Langer; Rutgers Law School '78,
The event was co-sponsored by the United States Postal Service; the Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections (ESPER) which is a international stamp society that collects stamps related to the African Diaspora; and the American Association of University Women's of New Jersey Chapter and Rutgers University Law - Newark.
Rutgers Law Dean Johanna Bond, Brett Harwood, and Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor
Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor
Clara Spera, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg granddaughter
Rutgers Law Dean Johanna Bond
Rebecca Salazar, Opera singer and
Rutgers Law School '25
Hon. Ron Stroman
Board of Governors, USPS
Rutgers Law School '77
President , American Association University Women of New Jersey (AAUW NU
Eliyahu Elijah Collins
Rabbi, Congregation Ahavas Sholom
Newark Central High School
All Girls Jr. ROTC
Della Moses Walker
N.J Chapter Directors
Ebony Society of Philatelic Events & Reflections (ESPER)
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Co-Found and Editor in Chief
Women's Rights Law Reporter
Rutgers Law School '73
Presentation of Colors
Honor Guard, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurs, NJ
Rutgers Law Dean Johanna Bond, Carlos Lejnieks, CEO/President, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties, Brett Harwood, and Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor, Michael Elston, Secretary to the USPS Board of Governors. and Ron Stroman USPS Board of Governor
ESPER members, Clarence McKnight, Gwen Melvin Foster, Norrice Jones, Betty Session, Della Moses Walker and her Della Moses Walker.
Members from Association University Women of New Jersey (AAUW NJ) attending RBG ceremony.
Clara Spera, with Clarence McKnight, ESPER's webmaster holding poster created for Ginsburg family
Ron Stroman from USPS holding poster created for Rutgers Law by Clarence McKnight
Clara Spera, holding poster created for Ginsburg family by Clarence McKnight
Ron Stroman, Della Moses Walker and
Rutgers Law Dean Johanna Bond, Brett Harwood, and Ron Stroman
Elezabeth Langer, Clara Spera and
Gwen Melvin Foster
Social Justices Stamp Exhibit by Clarence McKnight
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Supreme Court Justices on Stamps
Harlan F. Stone
Hugo L. Black
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Charles Evans Hughes
Willaim H. Taft
Photos courtesy of Rutgers photographer Nick Romanenko, Leon Lee, David Rosen, Matida William, Sharon Suber and Betty Sessions
Ceremony Program Committee
Dennis Martin, Newark Customer Services Operations, USPS; Sharon Suber, President, AAUW NJ; Karen Kaplan, Program Vice President, AAUW NJ; Della Moses Walker, Director, ESPER of New Jersey; Clarence McKnight, Webmaster for ESPER; Prof. Marjorie Crawford, Rutgers Law School and Robert Steinbaum, Associate Dean of Advancement , Rutgers Law School.
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Ceremony Program Cover