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Acknowledging Historic Black Landscapes: ASLA, NPS-HALS Webinar Features The TXFC Project Atlas

Acknowledging Historic Black Landscapes from ASLA on Vimeo.   From ASLA: For the 12th annual HALS Challenge, the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) invites you to document historic Black landscapes, and ASLA’s HALS Subcommittee organized a webinar related to this theme for Black History Month. Watch the recording to learn about historic cultural landscapes, [...]

2021-05-24T19:13:01+00:00February 25, 2021|Latest Stories|

Introducing The Texas Freedom Colonies Storyteller Project!

TXFCP and the Bullock Texas State History Museum are working together on a digital archive that raises awareness of freedom colonies and preserves, connects, educates, and honors the legacies of the colonies as a part of the story of Texas. Learn more about the project and submit a photo of your own at https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/discover/texas-through-your-lens/freedom-colonies-storytelling [...]

2021-06-03T08:03:11+00:00February 12, 2021|Featured, Featured in the News|

Introduction to the Texas Freedom Colonies Project

  Introduction to The Texas Freedom Colonies ProjectWhat are Freedom Colonies?Jamestown Settlement, Newton County, Annual Homecoming (2015)From 1865-1930, African Americans accumulated land and founded 557+ historic black settlements or freedom colonies. Since their founding, freedom colony descendants have dispersed, and hundreds of settlements’ status and locations are unknown. Gentrification, cultural erasure, natural disasters, urban renewal, & land dispossession [...]

2021-05-11T17:52:27+00:00November 19, 2020|Uncategorized|
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