A bronze statue of the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was unveiled in Brooklyn, New York on Friday.
The statue commemorating the late feminist icon was unveiled during Women’s history month and days before what would have been her 88th birthday.
“RBG was clearly a symbol of what’s great about this country and how, when we are inclusive, we can stop the level of exclusiveness that is pervasive throughout this country,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said, according to NBC News.
Adams also declared her birthday, March 15 as ‘Justice Ginsburg Day.’
The statue was designed by artists Gillie and Marc Schattner in consultation with Ginsburg before her death.
“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,” the artists said. “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.”
The statue is available for public viewing by reservation. A maximum of six people can reserve a 20 minute time slot and everyone must abide my COVID guidelines, according to City Point, where the statue will be on display.