Dupont Circle in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Taras Shevchenko Memorial
[Inscription on south face of the Shevchenko statue base:]
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.
And the greedy cannot harvest
fields where seas are lying."
nor the living Word.
"Cannot smirch the sacred glory
of Th’Almighty Lord."
[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.
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Cold. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 27, 1964.
Location. 38° 54.602′ N, 77° 2.938′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Dupont Circle. Marker is on 22nd Street Northwest north of P Street Northwest, on the left when traveling north. The monument occupies a triangular park on a traffic island between 22nd Street and Florida Avenue Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1512 22nd Street Northwest, Washington DC 20008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tomáš G. Masaryk (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberation of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (about 500 feet away); Across 23rd St. and Rock Creek (about 500 feet away); Washington Before Washington (about 500 feet away); The Society of the Cincinnati (about 500 feet away); George Washington (about 600 feet away); Cosmos Club (about 600 feet away); Before the city built a bridge (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
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.
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