Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Be Honored with a Statue in Brooklyn

We still can’t get over the passing of the great Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who fought her entire career to ensure that equality endures.

Now, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that a statue of the late Supreme Court Justice, who died Friday at the age of 87 of metastatic cancer, will be built in Brooklyn.

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg selflessly pursued truth and justice in a world of division, giving voice to the voiceless and uplifting those who were pushed aside by forces of hate and indifference,” Cuomo said in a tweet. “As a lawyer, jurist, and professor, she redefined gender equity and civil rights and ensured that America lived up to her founding ideals — she was a monumental figure of equality, and we can all agree that she deserves a monument in her honor.”

He continued, “She persevered despite several bouts of cancer and was present every single day to participate in the strengthening and safeguarding of our democracy. Her 27 years on the court reshaped our understanding of the basic tenants of equality and justice. While the family of New York mourns Justice Ginsburg’s death, we remember proudly that she started her incredible journey right here in Brooklyn.”

He added, “Her legacy will live on in the progress she created for our society, and this statue will serve as a physical reminder of her many contributions to the America we know today and as an inspiration for those who will continue to build on her immense body of work for generations to come.”

The governor will appoint a commission to select an artist and oversee the location, the statement concluded.

Of course, RBG was born in Brooklyn in 1933 and has always honored that part of her life.

Rest in power, Ruth.