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SHEVCHENKO, Taras: Memorial west of Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.
by Leo Mol, Radoslav Zuk
located in James M. Goode's Massachusetts Avenue area (click link for more in that area)

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TARAS
SHEVCHENKO
1814 - 1861
BARD OF UKRAINE

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DEDICATED TO
THE LIBERATION, FREEDOM AND
INDEPENDENCE OF ALL CAPTIVE NATIONS
THIS MONUMENT OF TARAS SHEVCHENKO, 19TH
CENTURY UKRAINIAN POET AND FIGHTER FOR
INDEPENDENCE OF UKRAINE AND THE FREEDOM
OF ALL MANKIND, WHO UNDER FOREIGN RUSSIAN
IMPERIALIST TYRANY 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


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...OUR SOUL SHALL NEVER PERISH,
FREEDOM KNOWS NO DYING
AND THE GREEDY CANNOT HARVEST
FIELDS WHERE SEAS ARE LYING,

CANNOT BIND THE LIVING SPIRIT
NOR THE LIVING WORD
CANNOT SMIRCH THE SACRED GLORY
OF TH'ALMIGHT LORD.

TARAS SHEVCHENKO 'THE CAUCASUS.' 1845

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More Info
See
James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 368 Item #8.27; Massachusetts Avenue area);
'Outdoor Sculpture' (paperback p298 Item #H-21)

Medium: Bronze, Granite
Artist: Leo Mol, Radoslav Zuk
Related subjects: Writers, Scholars, Inventors, Educators, Artists
Location: P St between 22nd & 23rd Sts. NW Washington, D.C.
See Massachusetts Avenue area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: Dupont Circle (Red) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number DC000125 (dcMem ID #1580 )

Links & other sources
The Names of Washington D.C. (p136)
'Who is That Man Anyway?' on Shevchenko (85)
Wikipedia article on Shevchenko
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures on Shevchenko statue
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures on Shevchenko wall

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