Ruth Bader Ginsburg statue unveiled in Brooklyn honors Women's History Month, 88th birthday

Published Mar 2021

A statue of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was erected in her hometown of Brooklyn Friday morning, just three days before her 88th birthday.

The unveiling also comes in the middle of Women's History Month as another way to honor Ginsburg's legacy and her fight for women's rights

The statue of Ginsburg was installed in downtown Brooklyn outside a multi-use development called City Point.

Ginsburg died Sept. 18, 2020, following her announcement earlier in July that she suffered a recurrence of cancer and that lesions had been found on her liver. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009 and 2019, as well as lung cancer in 2018 and colon cancer in 1999.

The statue is part of a larger series called Statues for Equality, which has worked to increase the representation of women in public sculptures around New York City and beyond. The artists who created the statue, Gillie and Marc, worked with Ginsburg and got her approval for the sculpture, they said.

The statue "reflects her wish to be depicted in a dignified manner," Gillie and Marc said in a statement last year. 

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