Texas Hill Country Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Austin: Texas African American History Memorial

Dedicated in 2016, the newest monument on the State Capitol grounds recognizes the many contributions of African Americans to Texas. The center of the memorial represents emancipation from slavery on June 19, 1865, or Juneteenth. Significant people, events and experiences in Texas, from slavery and emancipation to modern achievements in the arts and sciences are highlighted throughout the two-sided panorama.  Buffalo Soldiers, musicians, cowboys, businessmen, legislators, aviators, and sports champions can be found in this rich visual history of African Americans in Texas.


  • 1100 Congress Avenue
  • Austin, Texas
  • 78701



  • Daily


Photo Gallery

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  • Estevanico de Dorantes, as slave to a Spanish explorer, he was the first African to set foot on Texas soil.