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Hidden For Years, African-American Statues Find Home at Carver Center

A scene of five statues, originally intended to go on the Texas Capitol grounds, have finally been dedicated.

As of Friday, they were adopted by east Austin’s George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center.The scene will be on display later this year. But what has happened to the original idea of having a monument on the Texas Capitol grounds that depicts African-Americans?

For KUT News, Joy Diaz reports on the convoluted path this public artwork took to the promenade. Listen to the story in the player above.

Texas Standard reporter Joy Diaz has amassed a lengthy and highly recognized body of work in public media reporting. Prior to joining Texas Standard, Joy was a reporter with Austin NPR station KUT on and off since 2005. There, she covered city news and politics, education, healthcare and immigration.
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