CapMetro Honors African American Contribution In East Austin


EAST AUSTIN, TX — Capital Metro officials this weekend unveiled a special bus stop in East Austin that honors the neighborhood’s African American legacy.

The honor comes in the form of plaques showcasing more than two dozen historical photos that memorialize the contributions of African Americans in Austin. The photos were secured largely from the Austin History Center.

CapMetro officials were joined by Austin City Council member Ora Houston, members of the East 12th Street Merchants Association, elected officials, representatives of the historically black Huston-Tillotson University and others in unveiling the history-laden bus stop on Saturday. The site of the honor is at 12th and Chicon streets.

Historically — notwithstanding the wave of gentrification that’s swept over the…

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