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Finding Common Ground (2018) – Happy Indigenous People’s Day from The Texas Freedom Colonies Project!

Happy Indigenous People's Day! from The Texas Freedom Colonies Project!The National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African American History and Culture are reframing American history. How do we talk about the intersections of various peoples? How do we talk about shared histories? The symposium Finding Common Ground, moderated by [...]

2021-05-11T17:52:27+00:00October 12, 2020|Uncategorized|

TAMU Law Professor Thomas Mitchell’s work on Heir Property on VICE News

TAMU Law & TXFC Project are Teaming Up to Work on Land Loss in partnership with the Landowners Association of Texas! To learn about why land loss prevention education is so important freedom colony preservation; watch Professor Thomas Mitchell's work on Heir Property on VICE News called: "Property Law Is Used to Appropriate Black Land"

2021-05-11T17:52:27+00:00October 6, 2020|Uncategorized|

(EVENT) The Necropolis Politic: Mourning, Reclamation & Preservation in BIPOC Sacred Spaces

Tune in on Saturday, October 31 for a presentation on The Texas Freedom Colonies Project, a social justice initiative which was created and is led by Dr. Andrea Roberts. Jennifer Blanks and Schuyler Carter, both Doctoral Students in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, will be co-hosting this spectacular presentation. RSVP: reclaimingmemoriestx.blog/symposium/

2021-05-11T17:52:27+00:00September 30, 2020|Uncategorized|

(VIDEO) Protecting and Preserving Black Spaces, Places, and Memories from Hazards and Disasters

  Check out Texas Freedom Colony research team members Jennifer Blanks and Schuyler Carter’s presentation from the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s research symposium today! They presented on Protecting and Preserving Black Spaces, Places, and Memories from Hazards and Disasters. The theme of the College of Architecture’s research symposium this year was Health, Hazards, [...]

2021-05-27T17:10:57+00:00September 14, 2020|Uncategorized|

September Coffee Talk Announcement

The September Coffee Talk has been postponed, stay tuned for announcements regarding the October Coffee Talk.To listen to any of our previous coffee talks, check out our YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz1xJ_TdkmVAWDY521mfhaJ8rJ6B01WYE 

2021-05-11T17:52:28+00:00September 1, 2020|Uncategorized|

Cemetery Lessons; Join us for a Cemetery Preservation Coffee Talk Aug. 21

NEXT WEEK'S COFFEE TALK ON FACEBOOK LIVE!Join us next week to dig into the relationship between African American heritage, place preservation, and cemeteries!Cemetery Consultant, Steph McDougal, discusses the many lessons that cemeteries can teach us about history, culture, mathematics, and more in the presentation below.Presentation for Shankleville Community on Cemetery Preservation & Education, Steph [...]

2021-05-11T17:52:29+00:00August 13, 2020|Uncategorized|

(VIDEO) Spaces and Places Event

 "Spaces and Places, born of the necessity to be acknowledged within the built environment, has embarked on its most unique and ambitious convening since its conception. Now in its fourth year, the annual grassroots (un)conference will be hosted virtually in partnership with BlackSpace and Next City. This year’s theme, titled Reclaiming, aims to position [...]

2021-05-11T17:52:29+00:00August 12, 2020|Uncategorized|

(VIDEO) Museum Curation & Preserving Black Settlements Coffee Talk | July 2020

For this month's Coffee Talk, our guests discussed the role of museum curation in freedom colony or black settlement preservation, community development, and local politics in Black Bryan-College Station.Guests : Oliver Sadberry Brazos Valley African American Museum Curator Dr. Cecilia Guisti Associate Dean of Outreach and Diversity, TAMU College of Architecture; Brazos Valley African [...]

2021-05-11T17:52:29+00:00July 23, 2020|Uncategorized|
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