Summer 2023 Newsletter

2023-08-15T00:13:54+00:00August 15, 2023|Newsletters|

  IN THIS ISSUE: The Summer in Review Freedom Colony Feature: Houston County, Texas This month, we are featuring Houston County’s (see the map above) freedom colonies: Glover, Pine Springs, Germany, Mt. Zion, Cedar Branch, Wheeler Springs, Hall’s Bluff, Center Hill, Allen Chapel, Dixon-Hopewell, Given’s Hill, Hopewell, Shady Grove, Lake Creek, Thankful, Fodice, Smith [...]

Winter 2023 Newsletter

2023-04-03T22:18:54+00:00February 20, 2023|Newsletters|

In this issue: Freedom Colony Feature, Free Cemetery Mapping Drawing, New National Network, Black History Month Events, and More!Freedom Colony FeatureThe Atlas houses our database of settlements. This database includes public entries that we often feature in each newsletter. This month, we are featuring Freestone County. Help us find and tell the stories of [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: Fall 2022

2023-04-03T22:18:55+00:00October 25, 2022|Latest Stories, Newsletters|

  In This Issue: Freedom Colony Feature, Transition to UVA, Preservation Grants, Resources, and More! Freedom Colony Feature: Chenango, Brazoria County On the left, an image of the Providence Cemetery sign. On the right, an image of the Chenango sugar mill. Understanding the slave trade, the growth of plantations, and the settlement patterns surrounding [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: August 2022

2023-04-03T22:18:56+00:00August 15, 2022|Latest Stories, Newsletters|

    In this issue: Freedom Colony Connection, Oral History Training and Resources, Transition News, and more! Freedom Colony Connection Dixie Community (Jasper County) and St. John Colony (Caldwell County) This month we are featuring a freedom colony connection! Earlier in August, Fred McCray of Dixie Community in Jasper County hosted, Virginia Stewart Miller, [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: July 2022

2023-04-03T22:18:56+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

2023-04-03T22:18:56+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

2023-04-03T22:18:56+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

2023-04-03T22:18:57+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

2023-04-03T22:18:57+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. [...]

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