Mar 12, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg statue unveiled in Brooklyn

Photo of a bronze statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg holding her linked hands in front of her
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A statue of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg was unveiled in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, on Friday, three days before what would've been the late Supreme Court justice's 88th birthday, ABC News reports.

Why it matters: Ginsburg, who died last September after battling cancer, is considered a feminist icon to many.

  • "Women are underrepresented in the cultural landscape of our city and it's about time we change that," New York State Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn said at the unveiling, which also marked Women's History Month, per ABC News.
  • "She is a role model to me and to everyone everywhere," she added. "Her legacy will live on."
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