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Gone but not forgotten: 12 trailblazing women we lost in 2020

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Gone but not forgotten: 12 trailblazing women we lost in 2020

By Halley Bondy via https://www.nbcnews.com/

As we usher in the New Year, Know Your Value looks back at the influential, groundbreaking women we lost in 2020.

The year 2020 brought massive upheaval. Among the hundreds of thousands of people who lost their lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many notable women also passed away from other illnesses or natural causes, leaving behind enduring legacies.

These 12 remarkable women fought tirelessly to make waves in science, politics, the arts and more throughout their lives — often way ahead of their time. They will not be forgotten.

1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice, 87

The year 2020 brought massive upheaval. Among the hundreds of thousands of people who lost their lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many notable women also passed away from other illnesses or natural causes, leaving behind enduring legacies.

These 12 remarkable women fought tirelessly to make waves in science, politics, the arts and more throughout their lives — often way ahead of their time. They will not be forgotten.

1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice, 87

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her long legal career championing for women and minorities.

As one of nine women to attend Harvard Law School in 1956, Ginsburg made history by launching the first law journal ever to be devoted entirely to women’s rights. She served as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union and as a judge in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, where she consistently fought for abortion rights and gender parity.

In 1993, she was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United…

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