GALVESTON

Artists have been hard at work since March 9 in downtown Galveston on the much-anticipated “Absolute Equality” mural, which will illustrate the journey of Black Americans out of slavery into freedom.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239; angela.wilson@galvnews.com.

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Samuel Collins III

Thank you to everyone that had chosen to support the mural project. If you would like to make a donation please visit our GoFundMe Charity page Absolute Equality Mural | Created by Nia Cultural Center

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/absolute-equality-mural

Bailey Jones

I am so looking forward to this. Emancipation is THE defining event in the formation of America. Before Emancipation the promises of our founding documents were just words on parchment. Emancipation was the first giant step toward turning those promises into reality and turning America into the great nation it was meant to be,

Galveston is the home of Juneteenth. This needs to become a national holiday, and Galveston needs to be the center of its celebration. The bipartisan legislation creating The Emancipation Trail, which begins in Galveston, needs to be approved.

This is good for the city, good for the nation, and good for people who value freedom and equality everywhere. Please donate to support the completion of this project - it's destined to become an island icon, and a national treasure.

Raymond Lewis

Good work Sam, in birthing this historically notable project.

George Laiacona

Wall art is in many of America’s cities. Fortunately this is much different than the recent ones exposing today’s memorials to blacks murdered by whites. This memorial is a tribute to those who truly want the African Americans to be recognized even though the white supremacy groups will reject the very idea that this just might become another African American Holiday just like Martin Luthier King’s Holiday.

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