October 30, 2021: “Reclaiming Our Stories: Preserving Texas’ African American Placemaking History” at the Bullock Texas State History Museum

2021-10-21T20:50:54+00:00October 21, 2021|Featured, Latest Stories|

"Reclaiming Our Stories: Preserving Texas' African American Placemaking History" At the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 October 30, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm Join us for a conversation and workshop on local and statewide African American placemaking heritage. RSVP. Event Details Formerly enslaved people founded hundreds of historic Black [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: October 2021

2021-10-15T21:11:16+00:00October 15, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

  In this issue: Pilot Knob (Travis County), upcoming event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum October 30, new preservation resources, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colony Feature: Pilot Knob (Travis County) Pilot Knob in southern Travis County is located near a hill of the same name that is the eroded cone [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: September 2021

2021-09-24T21:33:07+00:00September 24, 2021|Newsletters|

  In this issue: Camptown (Washington County), an event at the Brenham Heritage Museum, announcing an event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum October 30, Black land updates, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colony Feature: Camptown (Washington County) African Americans founded Camptown on the east side of Brenham following the Civil War. [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: August 2021

2021-08-19T18:28:09+00:00August 19, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

  In this issue: Independence Heights (Harris County), the state of the Atlas, TxFCP back in the field, announcing an event September 4, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colony Feature: Independence Heights (Harris County) Independence Heights was the first Black settlement in Texas to legally incorporate as a city and one of only [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: July 2021

2021-08-19T17:55:28+00:00August 19, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

  In this issue: Dabney Hill (Burleson County), the Texas African American Cemetery Registry, the Aya Symposium, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colony Feature: Dabney Hill (Burleson County) Dabney Hill was named for one of the community’s founders and early landowners, Daniel Dabney. At the community's core along CR 267 is Dabney Hill [...]

The State of Black Land: Law, Policy, Latest News, Information, and Resources

2021-08-17T17:20:55+00:00August 17, 2021|Featured, Latest Stories|

Recently, we’ve seen some movement towards social justice for Black farmers and landowners. With Executive Order 13985: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities, we are moving in the right direction, but your feedback and voice can improve this order. Read the order and comment here. On a related note, the Biden Administration [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: June 2021

2021-06-08T19:01:07+00:00June 8, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

    Welcome to Our New Monthly Newsletter! The Texas Freedom Colonies Project Newsletter is going monthly to share more freedom colony stories and resources for descendants and advocates. Read on for a Freedom Colony Feature, the NEW Texas African American Cemetery Registry, our Juneteenth Coffee Talk, Events, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom [...]

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