The "Blank Slate Monument" celebrates Juneteenth in Galveston

Galveston (June 19, 2023)—Artist Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, the Nia Cultural Center's Sue Johnson, and the Juneteenth Legacy Project's Sam Collins discuss the significance of the “Blank Slate Monument,” an interactive sculpture paying tribute to African American history. The statue has traveled across the U.S. for the past two years before making its final stop in Galveston in celebration of Juneteenth.

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Galveston's Nia Cultural Center and its Juneteenth Legacy Project are grantees of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation. For additional information about the Blank Slate Monument, visit

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