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MASARYK, Tomáš Garrigue: Memorial near Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.
by Vincenc Makovsky
located in James M. Goode's Massachusetts Avenue area (click link for more in that area)

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The Embassy of Luxembourg is in the background

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Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
1850 - 1937
Professor, creator of a democracy and
champion of liberty
President of Czechoslovakia
1918-1935

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"Seven decades ago, an unprecedented partnership began between two
Presidents: the philosopher Tomáš Masaryk, and the idealistic scholar,
Woodrow Wilson. It was a partnership as well among Czechs and
Slovaks to join together in federation. And, yes, it was a long, hard road
from their work on your Declaration of Independence to this magnificent
celebration today. I am proud to walk these last steps with you as one
shared journey ends and another begins."

Commemoration of the end of communist rule

President George H. W. Bush
Wenceslas Square
Prague
November 17, 1990

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We accept the American principles as laid down by President Wilson:
the principles of liberated mankind, of the actual equality of nations,
and of government deriving all their just power from the consent
of the governed."

Declaration of Czechoslovakia

T.G. Masaryk
Independence Square
Philadelphia
October 26, 1918

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Presented as a gift to
The United States of America
from
The Czech Republic
and
American Friends of the Czech Republic
September 19, 2002

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Tomáš G. Masaryk
He had the mind of a scholar, the figure of a sportsman, the bearing of an aristocrat, the position of a king.But he had the heart of a democrat ...
Dorothy Thompson, NBC broadcast, September 24, 1937

This memorial honors Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937), the founder and first president of the Republicof Czechoslovakia. Although born to a family of humble origins, he achieved considerable renown as a scholar and university professor and entered politics. During World War I, he founded the Czecholovak National Councilin Paris to advocate for independence from Austria-Hungary. In support of the Allied cause, he organizedthe Czechoslovak Legion, an army of volunteers that fought Russia, Italy, and France.In 1918 Masaryk won the support of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson for independence. With the fall of Austria-Hungary, he became President of Czechoslovakia. He thrice was reelected, holding the office until 1935. Supported by hisAmerican-born wife, Charlotte Garrigue, and inspired by U.S. Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln andWilson, Masaryk founded Czechoslovakia upon the ideals of free elections, the rule of law, the separationof powers, universal suffrage, and the fundamental liberties of speech, assembly and religion.

[Photo caption: Tomáš Masaryk reads the declaration of Czechoslovak independence on October 26, 1918,at Independence Square in Philadelphia.]

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More Info
See
James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 367 Item #8.26; Massachusetts Avenue area)

Medium: Bronze
Artist: Vincenc Makovsky
Related subjects: National Figures outside the US
Location: Massachusetts & Florida Aves at Q & 22nd 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 71500671 (dcMem ID #1582 )

Links & other sources
Wikipedia article on Masaryk
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures on Garrigue pathway
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures Garrigue statue

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