In this issue: Camptown (Washington County), an event at the Brenham Heritage Museum, announcing an event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum October 30, Black land updates, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colony Feature: Camptown (Washington County) African Americans founded Camptown on the east side of Brenham following the Civil War. [...]
In this issue: Independence Heights (Harris County), the state of the Atlas, TxFCP back in the field, announcing an event September 4, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colony Feature: Independence Heights (Harris County) Independence Heights was the first Black settlement in Texas to legally incorporate as a city and one of only [...]
In this issue: Dabney Hill (Burleson County), the Texas African American Cemetery Registry, the Aya Symposium, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colony Feature: Dabney Hill (Burleson County) Dabney Hill was named for one of the community’s founders and early landowners, Daniel Dabney. At the community's core along CR 267 is Dabney Hill [...]
Recently, we’ve seen some movement towards social justice for Black farmers and landowners. With Executive Order 13985: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities, we are moving in the right direction, but your feedback and voice can improve this order. Read the order and comment here. On a related note, the Biden Administration [...]
Looking to see what's going on in Texas and beyond for Juneteenth 2021? Check out our growing list of events at bit.ly/juneteenth_events_2021 And we hope you'll join us Wednesday, June 16th at 11am CT for our Juneteenth Coffee Talk: Black Land and the Future of Freedom Colonies!
Welcome to Our New Monthly Newsletter! The Texas Freedom Colonies Project Newsletter is going monthly to share more freedom colony stories and resources for descendants and advocates. Read on for a Freedom Colony Feature, the NEW Texas African American Cemetery Registry, our Juneteenth Coffee Talk, Events, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom [...]
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, [...]
'History Is Written By The Victors,' But The Texas Freedom Colonies Project Works To Change The Narrative April 28, 2021 Listen here!
Arizona State University Black Ecologies Spring Discussion Keynote: The Texas Freedom Colonies Project – Womanist Placemaking Ecologies in African American Settlements Wednesday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m. PT/ 5:30 p.m. EST Featuring Dr. Andrea Roberts. Presented by Dr. Rashad Shabazz. https://youtu.be/0jo4uTNoonE