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Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Free Mandela

 
 
Free Mandela Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 14, 2018
1. Free Mandela Marker
Inscription.  This call to set free the imprisoned South African leader Nelson Mandela is symbolic of our students' traditional commitment to racial justice. Inscribed during the anti-apartheid movement of the 1980's, it remained in the roadbed of the public alley approximately 80 feet north of this spot until it was moved to this location in 1999. When Mandela was freed in February 1990, The GW Hatchet editorialized: "While we celebrate the release of Mandela, we cannot forget those in this nation who continues to struggle more than a century after their own 'freedom' was granted."

This plaque memorializes the communion of GW students to the antiaphartheid movement.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducationGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 38° 53.948′ N, 77° 2.845′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from H Street Northwest west of 21st Street Northwest, on the right when traveling
Free Mandela Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 14, 2018
2. Free Mandela Marker
east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2122 H Street Northwest, Washington DC 20052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. At GW, Being Bright Comes Naturally (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Professors Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bench By The Road (within shouting distance of this marker); GW's River Horse (within shouting distance of this marker); Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Teller (within shouting distance of this marker); Announcement of the Atomic Age (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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