Bus stop honors neighborhood’s African-American legacy

AUSTIN, Texas — A Capital Metro bus stop in East Austin is now honoring the neighborhood’s African-American legacy.

Leaders from the transit authority joined the East 12th Street Merchants Association, elected officials and other organizations Saturday to unveil plaques showcasing the history of East Austin. 

“I’s a point of pride. It’s a bit of a heart swell for a lot of folks to see their family or their neighbor or a resident or a business that they remember from yesteryear represented here in a very meaningful and rich way,” said Wayne Knox, chief of staff for Huston-Tillotson University. 

The Heritage, Pride, Prosperity series shares more than two dozen historical photos memorializing the contributions of African-Americans to not just the east end, but also the city as a…

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