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Taras Shevchenko Memorial

 
 
Taras Shevchenko Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 24, 2010
1. Taras Shevchenko Memorial Marker
Inscription.
[Inscription on south face of the Shevchenko statue base:]

Taras
Shevchenko
1814-1861
Bard of Ukraine


[Inscription on north face of statue base:]

Dedicated to the Liberation, Freedom and Independence of all Captive Nations

This monument of Taras Shevchenko, 19th century Ukrainian poet and fighter for the independence of Ukraine and the freedom of all mankind, who under foreign Russian imperialist tyranny and colonial rule appealed for “The New and Righteous Law of Washington,” was unveiled on June 27, 1964. This historic event commemorated the 150th anniversary of Shevchenko’s birth. The memorial was authorized by the 86th Congress of the United States of America on August 31, 1960, and signed into Public Law 86-749 by Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States of America on September 13, 1960. The statue was erected by Americans of Ukrainian ancestry and friends.

"...Our soul shall never perish. Freedom knows no dying.
And the greedy cannot harvest
fields where seas are lying."


[Inscription on reverse face of the relief sculpture of Prometheus:]

"Cannot bind the living Spirit
nor the living Word.
"Cannot smirch the sacred
Taras Shevchenko Memorial, statue image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 15, 2010
2. Taras Shevchenko Memorial, statue
by Leo Mol, sculptor; Radoslav Zuk, architect.
glory
of Th’Almighty Lord."

Taras Shevchenko <The Caucasus>, 1845.


[Translation of text in Ukrainian language:]

“When will Ukraine have its Washington with fair and just laws? Someday we will!”

[Other memorial markings:]

Leo Mol - sculptor.
Radoslav Zuk - architect.

Bedi-Rassy Art. Fdry. NY.
 
Erected 1964 by Americans of Ukrainian ancestry and friends.
 
Location. 38° 54.602′ N, 77° 2.938′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 22nd Street NW north of P Street, NW, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The monument occupies a triangular park on a traffic island between 22nd Street and Florida Avenue, north of P Street. It is a block south of Embassy Row (Massachusetts Avenue) and east of the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tomáš G. Masaryk Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberation of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (about 500 feet away); The Society of the Cincinnati
Taras Shevchenko Memorial Marker - north side of statue base image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 24, 2010
3. Taras Shevchenko Memorial Marker - north side of statue base
(about 500 feet away); Cosmos Club (about 600 feet away); Before the city built a bridge (about 700 feet away); Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (about 700 feet away); The Gilded Age (about 700 feet away); Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938) (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Dupont Circle.
 
Also see . . .  Taras Shevchenko 1814-1861. (Submitted on May 25, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. European politics; Russian Empire; Soviet Union; Ukrainian Americans; National Park Service.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicPatriots & PatriotismWar, Cold
 
<i>Prometheus</i> at the Taras Shevchenko Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 15, 2010
4. Prometheus at the Taras Shevchenko Memorial
Inscription on reverse of the <i>Prometheus</i> sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 24, 2010
5. Inscription on reverse of the Prometheus sculpture
Taras Shevchenko Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 15, 2010
6. Taras Shevchenko Memorial
 
 
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