Late Ruth Bader Ginsburg Honored with a Statue Ahead of What Would Have Been Her 88th Birthday

Lois Oladejo
Mar 16, 2021
07:50 P.M.
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Late supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left a mark in the lives of many with her fight for equality. Ahead of her 88th birthday, a statue has been unveiled in her honor.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg earned a reputation for being a strong voice in the global fight for equality. For decades, Ginsburg became a figure of hope for the people she stood up for.

Ahead of what would have been her 88th birthday, her hometown of Brooklyn unveiled a bronze statue in her honor and as a tribute to her years of selfless service.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the 2020 DVF Awards on February 19, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

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Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, debuted the statue and declared that her birthday, March 15, would be "Justice Ginsburg Day" in Brooklyn.

In a tribute to Ginsburg, Adams called the late supreme court justice a proud daughter of Brooklyn, noting that she spent her life helping to break barriers across the country and making it a more equitable place.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a discussion at Georgetown University Law Center July 2, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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Adams added that the late supreme court justice modeled a life that has inspired New Yorkers to follow in her steps and continue the fight. According to Adams, the statue would ensure that her legacy remains for generations.

Ginsburg's statue was unveiled in a symbolic period — just ahead of "Women's History Month." Her impact is undoubtedly worth celebrating. 

Ginsburg's dream was to see her fight for equality become everyone's fight.

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According to reports, Ginsburg's statue will be placed in a spot where it can reflect her loyal service to her state. The bronze statue will be put in front of City Point, a residential and commercial complex in the downtown area. 

The late supreme court justice reportedly died from complications of metastatic cancer at the age of 87. Before her death, Ginsburg asked to be honored in a dignifying manner, which the statue did.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg after an interview in Washington, D.C. on August 23, 2013. | Photo: Getty Images

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According to the artists Gillie and Marc, the bronze statue was a way of honoring the late justice and granted her wish of being depicted in dignity.

The artists explained that every part of the bronze figure was symbolic and had a message about the late Ginsburg. At the base of the statue are two steps that represent her journey to the Supreme Court.

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The steps also allow the public to stand by her side and gain inspiration to follow her path to fight for human equality. Ginsburg's dream was to see her fight for equality become everyone's fight.

Gillie and Marc reportedly said that they hope their work would reflect women's role in society in the past and show their importance in the present. They admitted women have been underrepresented on a global scale but hope to see all that change. 

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