African American history memorial unveiled at the Capitol

Members from around the community gathered for the unveiling of the African American history monument. (KXAN Photo / Kyle Kovilaritch)
Members from around the community gathered for the unveiling of the African American history monument. (KXAN Photo / Kyle Kovilaritch)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas African American History Memorial was unveiled Saturday morning on the south lawn of the Texas Capitol.

Governor Greg Abbott delivered the remarks at the unveiling ceremony, along with members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and the Texas African American History Memorial Foundation.

The foundation has raised $2.9 million to build the memorial. Ten person of the funds raised will be retained and used for future maintenance and repairs. The monument was built to honor African American Texans and their contributions to the state.

“We are thrilled the day has come where the stories of struggle, resolve and triumph will be honored on our capitol grounds,” State Representative and chair of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus said. “African American history is Texas history and that will be realized with this monument.”

For more information about the monument or TAAHMF, click here.

 

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