Texas African American Historical Memorial - Austin, TX

Commissioned by the State of Texas, this memorial is dedicated to the Emancipation of the Slaves on “Juneteenth Day,” June 19, 1865. The memorial recounts the history of slavery and African American participation in the history of Texas from 1528, to the present. The 36’ long by 27’ tall bronze and granite memorial was installed on the Texas Capitol Grounds in Austin, TX. The metaphor for the memorial will be the Black exploration of Texas in 1528, by Estevan De Dorantes with Cabeza De Vaca & Andres Dorantes, to the Black exploration of outer space by the first African  American Astronaut to walk in space, Dr. Bernard Harris.  The front of the memorial contains some 75 figures depicting the evolution from slavery to Black progress in Texas. On the rear of the memorial is depicted the African American involvement in the original fight for independence of the Republic of Texas, where Blacks fought with Sam Houston.

Texas African American Historical Memorial

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Texas African American Historical Memorial
Texas African American Historical Memorial
Texas African American Historical Memorial
Texas African American Historical Memorial
Texas African American Historical Memorial

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