TxFCP Newsletter: July 2022

2022-07-24T00:16:26+00:00July 24, 2022|Featured, Newsletters|

  In this issue: Morney-Berry Farm (Dallas County), Volunteers and the Transition, TxFCP Around Texas and the Nation, Research Resources, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Morney-Berry Farm (Dallas County) The Morney-Berry Farm in Dallas, Texas was established in 1876 by James and Catherine Morney. Following their deaths in the 1930s, the land was devoured [...]

Texas Freedom Colonies at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

2022-07-24T00:14:06+00:00June 14, 2022|Latest Stories, Uncategorized|

From the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, June 11, 2022: "The Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center is excited to present Texas Freedom Colonies with Dr. Andrea Roberts on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Dr. Roberts will discuss her work researching, documenting, preserving, and mapping Freedom Colonies, or the [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: June 2022

2022-06-09T16:50:51+00:00June 9, 2022|Latest Stories, Newsletters, Uncategorized|

  In this issue: Jakes Colony (Guadalupe County), Juneteenth, Freedom Colonies at NMAAHC, Transition FAQs, New Atlas Tutorials, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Jakes Colony (Guadalupe County) Seguin, in Guadalupe County, Texas, is home to Jakes Colony, a freedom colony founded by Jacob Rodgers, a former slave. Jakes Colony was once home to 70 [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: May 2022

2022-05-13T18:13:22+00:00May 13, 2022|Featured, Newsletters|

    In this issue: St. John Colony (Caldwell County), Aya Symposium, Juneteenth, Adopt-A-County Volunteer Workshop, TxFCP at NMAAHC, Ongoing Conversation about the Future of the Project, and more! Freedom Colony Feature St. John Colony (Caldwell County) In the early 1870s, fourteen families purchased about 2,200 acres of land to establish a safe community [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: April 2022

2022-04-13T16:29:51+00:00April 13, 2022|Featured, Newsletters|

    In this issue: Water’s Bluff, Invitation to a TxFCP Virtual Open House on April 19, Aya Symposium, student and volunteer work in Burleson County, educational opportunities, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Water’s Bluff (Smith County) Water’s Bluff in northeastern Smith County is about a mile south of the Sabine River near Winona. [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: March 2022

2022-03-28T18:14:42+00:00March 28, 2022|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

  In this issue: A new chapter for TxFCP, events and opportunities around Texas, freedom colonies in the news, and more! Letter from the Founder and Director National Trust for Historic Preservation cemetery evaluation tool testing in Shankleville at the Odom Homestead, August 2021. Pictured: Descendant Lareatha Clay (left) and Dr. Andrea Roberts (right). [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: February 2022

2022-02-21T22:55:02+00:00February 21, 2022|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

  In this issue: Pleasant Hill (Colorado County), TxFCP News, grants announcements and updates, upcoming events, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Pleasant Hill (Colorado County) This month we’re featuring a new addition to the Atlas, and asking for your help! Do you know more about Pleasant Hill, also known as Harvey’s Creek or Pleasant [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: December 2021

2021-12-22T16:03:53+00:00December 22, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

  In this issue: A letter from Dr. Andrea Roberts, Texas Rural African American Heritage Grant, Dabney Hill featured in TCLF Landslide 2021, Real Places Conference 2022, and more! Letter from the Founder and Director National Trust for Historic Preservation cemetery evaluation tool testing in Shankleville at the Odom Homestead, August 2021. Pictured: Descendant [...]

New Video: National Register of Historic Places – Listing and Eligibility

2021-12-09T20:25:11+00:00December 9, 2021|Featured, Latest Stories, Uncategorized|

Are you thinking about applying for the Texas Rural African American Heritage Grant and want to know more about National Register of Historic Places eligibility and listing? This video introduces NRHP as it relates to the grant. Check it out! https://youtu.be/m79FF1zxpPg What is the National Register of Historic Places? To support applicants to [...]

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