Texas African American History Memorial
Erected 2016 by the Texas African American History Memorial Foundation.
Sculptor: Ed Dwight
Capitol Historical Artifact Collection, State Preservation Board

The monument honors the many contributions of African Americans in Texas. It traces the history of African Americans from the 1500s to the present. It includes representations of heroes such as Texas Revolutionary fighter Hendrick Arnold to leaders such as Barbara Jordan. The central portion of the memorial dramatically depicts Juneteenth in Texas: June 19, 1865 when African Americans were freed from the bonds of slavery.

Panel Text: African American Memorial

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