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The Texas Freedom Colonies Project

Freedom Colony Digital Humanities Projects

During the Fall 2018 semester, graduate students in the Critical Places Studies class at Texas A&M University (College of Architecture, Dept of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning) created individual projects based on The Texas Freedom Colonies Project Atlas. Later in November students presented their works to the public at Brazos Valley African American Museum [...]

2019-01-09T18:56:00+00:00January 9, 2019|Uncategorized|

Announcement! Online Black Settlement Atlas, Statewide Survey Goes Live July 12!

Announcement!TAMU Scholar Testing Online Black Settlement Atlas, Launching Statewide Survey The Texas Freedom Colonies Project invites you to participate in a statewide study & to test a new mapping application! Learn How to Access Portal Here SITE GOES LIVE THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018, 10 amDr. Andrea Roberts (The Texas Freedom Colonies Project Founder) and her research [...]

2018-07-12T14:05:00+00:00July 12, 2018|Uncategorized|

TX Freedom Colonies Project News on Next City!

Confronting Urban Design’s Diversity Crisis With a Return to Black Places An initiative taking shape at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture wants to disrupt conventional notions of planning.

2017-06-18T20:52:00+00:00June 18, 2017|Uncategorized|

AUDIO: My Study, Your Freedom Colony Stories: Planning & Preservation in Texas’ Black Settlements

Pictured, Mary Shankle (Liberty Community, Newton County) and Gwen Bluiett (Mount Union, Jasper County) at the 2014 Shankleville Homecoming, Photo by Andrea RobertsAndrea Roberts, PhD is the founder of the Texas Freedom Colonies Project and is an Emerging Scholar Fellow at the School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin. This presentation represents the [...]

2016-08-19T19:44:00+00:00August 19, 2016|Uncategorized|

Historic Black Settlements Panel at 2015 Texas Planning Conference #txfcproject

The powerpoint below was presented this Friday in Galveston at the 2015 Texas Chapter American Planning Association Conference by Andrea Roberts, University of Texas at Austin/TX Freedom Colonies Project | Lareatha Clay, Shankleville Historical Society | Kim McKnight, City of AustinHere's a summary of what our 1 1/2 hour panel was about:"From 1870 to [...]

2015-10-11T01:46:00+00:00October 11, 2015|Uncategorized|

Texas Freedom Colonies Project Research Update – Deep East Texas

I started the Texas Freedom Colonies Project to support my research and investigate the interests, legacy, and planning and preservation needs of descendants of these unique communities. Over the past few months I've learned a lot from Freedom Colony residents and non-residents committed to preserving these places and the legacy of community founders! My [...]

2015-08-11T18:15:00+00:00August 11, 2015|Uncategorized|
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