Dupont Circle 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."
[Inscription on reverse face of the relief sculpture of Prometheus:]
nor the living Word.
"Cannot smirch the sacred
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.
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. Touch 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); Washington Before Washington The Society of the Cincinnati (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). Touch for a list and map 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, Music • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Cold •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,403 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 24, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 25, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.