The Texas Freedom Colonies Project is featured in “Juneteenth Jamboree: From a Free Place to Displace” on Austin PBS, a program that, like our work, draws the connections between history and the issues of today. Well worth a watch!
From Austin PBS: “With the Galveston landing of U.S. Army Gen. Gordon Granger in 1865, slavery in Texas ended. African bondsmen became freedmen, and women and children likewise became African Americans. Many left the plantations to join freedom colonies; others sought out opportunities in cities and towns. Today, the consequences of gentrification and rising property values challenge new generations.”
The program will air on June 18th, but you can watch it online now! Interested in past episodes of Juneteenth Jamboree? Visit the program website.