Part I: The Beginning of the JourneySamuel Collins, III 23 July 2018 My journey in preservation starts a little over fourteen years ago. I stopped to read a Texas Historical Commission subject marker at 7902 Hwy 6 in Hitchcock. The historic site was Stringfellow Orchards and growing up in Hitchcock I had driven by [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Just the audio pick me up I needed this morning please check out this wonderful podcast and thanks to Nicole Taylor for featuring The Texas Freedom Colonies Project so prominentlyPosted by The Texas Freedom Colonies Project on Thursday, October 8, 2015
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 [...]
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