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Woodland-Normanstone Terrace in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nelson Mandela

 

—Freedom Fighter, Political Prisoner, Statesman —

 
NELSON MANDELA <br><i>Freedom Fighter - Political Prisoner - Statesman</i> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 26, 2014
1. NELSON MANDELA
Freedom Fighter - Political Prisoner - Statesman
statue at the main gate to the Embassy of South Africa in Washington, DC
Inscription.
Panel 1:
A Tribute to Nelson Mandela
This tribute to Nelson Mandela was unveiled on 21 September 2013 by the Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, and H.E. Ebrahim Rasool, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the United States Government, the Mandela Family, the African National Congress, the Congressional Black Caucus and the Free South Africa Movement.

Panel 2:
A Tribute to the United States
“The stand you took established that here we have friends, fighters against racism who feel hurt because we are hurt, who seek our success because they too seek the victory of democracy over tyranny. I speak… of the millions of people throughout this great land who stood up and engaged the apartheid system in struggle. Let us keep our arms locked together so that we form a solid phalanx against racism … let us ensure that justice triumphs without delay.”

- Nelson Mandela's address to a Joint Meeting of the 101st Congress, 25 June 1990.

 
Erected 2014 by Embassy of South Africa.
 
Location. 38° 55.192′ N, 77° 3.66′ 
Marker Panel 1: "A Tribute to Nelson Mandela" on the west face of the statue's pedestal image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 26, 2014
2. Marker Panel 1: "A Tribute to Nelson Mandela" on the west face of the statue's pedestal
W. Marker is in Woodland-Normanstone Terrace, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Massachusetts Avenue, NW west of 30th Street, NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. http://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/page/biography. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3051 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Winston Churchill (within shouting distance of this marker); Crown Princess Märtha of Norway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dumbarton Oaks (approx. half a mile away); Parrott Ropewalk (approx. half a mile away); The Georgetown Heights (approx. half a mile away); Harry Wardman (approx. half a mile away); Lillie Mackall (approx. half a mile away); Russian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas (approx. half a mile away).
 
More about this marker. Cape Town sculptor, Jean Doyle – statue unveiled 21 September 2013.
 
Also see . . .
1. Statue of Nelson Mandela Unvailed in Washington, DC on 21 September 2013. (Submitted on October 4, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Death of Nelson Mandela - 5 December 2013. (Submitted on October 4, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela. (Submitted on October 4, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords.
Marker Panel 2: "A Tribute to the United States" on the east face of the statue's pedestal image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 26, 2014
3. Marker Panel 2: "A Tribute to the United States" on the east face of the statue's pedestal
Madiba; Xhosa; "Embassy Row"
 
Categories. Civil RightsHeroesPolitics
 
Close-up of the Mandela statue by sculptor Jean Doyle of Capetown image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 4, 2014
4. Close-up of the Mandela statue by sculptor Jean Doyle of Capetown
The Embassy of South Africa in Washington, DC image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 26, 2014
5. The Embassy of South Africa in Washington, DC
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 4, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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