Taras Shevchenko Statue

Local nameTaras Shevchenko Statue
LocationDupont Circle, Washington, D.C., USA

The Taras Shevchenko Memorial is a bronze statue and stone relief-adorned wall located on the 2200 block of P Street NW in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C., United States. It is one of many monuments in Washington, D.C. which honor foreign heroes who symbolize freedom in their native countries. The memorial honors Taras Shevchenko, a Ukrainian poet and artist who influenced the development of modern Ukrainian literature.

The committee to build the memorial included former U.S. President Harry S. Truman as the honorary head. Opposition to the memorial's installation was led by The Washington Post. It was dedicated in 1964, the 150th anniversary of Shevchenko's birth. Dignitaries at the dedication ceremony included prominent Ukrainian Americans, former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, members of the U.S. Congress, and Hollywood actors.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taras_Shevchenko_Memorial

Address 1509 22nd St NW, Washington 20037, United States

Coordinates 38°54'36.202" N -77°2'56.255" E

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