Glad to hear that the issues surrounding the original Juneteenth Monument in Texas have finally been resolved with the relocating of the statues to the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center in East Austin, Texas. What seemed to start as a good idea, to place a Juneteenth monument at the Texas Capitol, apparently ended up swirled in controversy when the committee discovered historical inaccuracies along with several other issues.
My only question is why didn’t the oversight committee, the Juneteenth Commission, recognize the problem when the sculptor presented the drawings or original prototypes? No one noticed these inaccuracies or design issues before the project’s completion and before the spending of 1 million dollars of taxpayer money? Could there be another reason the Texas Legislature doesn’t want this monument at the Capitol Building?
Read this article by The Texas Tribune to learn more about the issues surrounding this monument and let me know what you think: Juneteenth Project Stalls, and New Monument Emerges
Hopefully, the new African-American Monument proposed for the Texas Capitol won’t run into the same issues as its predecessor. The new monument has a projected completion date of 2014 as long as Austin Attorney Bill Jones is able to raise the 2.5 million needed for its construction.
Visit the link below to learn more about the Original Texas Juneteenth Monument’s new home!