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Statue Of Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Be Unveiled In Her Hometown

The statue will be unveiled next March in celebration of Women’s History Month and Ginsburg’s posthumous 88th birthday.

Gillie and Marc's forthcoming statue of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg | statuesforequality.com
Gillie and Marc's forthcoming statue of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg | statuesforequality.com

A commemorative statue of late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be unveiled in her hometown next year. 

According to an October 13 announcement, the bronze statue will be unveiled in Downtown Brooklyn on March 15, 2021, in celebration of Women’s History Month and Ginsburg’s posthumous 88th birthday. Borough President Eric Adams will also celebrate the event by declaring the day “Justice Ginsburg Day” in Brooklyn. 

The forthcoming statue was created by artists Gillie and Marc with Ginsburg’s own participation and approval as a part of their Statues for Equality project. The project aims to increase the number of statues of women in New York City. The artists have said the statue “reflects her wish to be depicted in a dignified manner.”

“With the two steps on its large base representing the Supreme Court and the climb she made to get there, the work is designed to provide the public with an opportunity to stand at her side, and gain inspiration from her journey fighting for equal rights.” they explain in the announcement. 

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Ginsburg, an outspoken gender equality and civil rights advocate, died at age 87 on September 18 of cancer complications. She sat on the nation’s highest court for 27 years. Following her death, Ginsburg continued to make history by becoming the first woman to lie in state in the National Statuary Hall on September 25.