Judicial icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a beacon of hope for women’s rights in America, passed away in September 2020, but her legacy will last forever. The liberal lioness has been memorialized in bronze, and a statue of her atop the Supreme Court’s steps will be permanently placed in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York.
The statue was unveiled this past Friday, three days before what would have been Ginsburg’s 88th birthday on March 15, a day that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has announced will now be known as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Day.
Gille and Marc, the artists who created the statue, secured RBG’s approval before her death, said in a statement:
We had the honor and privilege to create Justice Ginsburg’s distinguished likeness in everlasting bronze as a part of Statues for Equality. The final 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.
To visit Justice Ginsburg’s statue, you can make a free reservation online. Visits will last for 20 minutes and up to six guests may attend. The month of March has already been reserved, and these will go quickly. Click here to make your reservation today.
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