TXFCP and the Bullock Texas State History Museum are working together on a digital archive that raises awareness of freedom colonies and preserves, connects, educates, and honors the legacies of the colonies as a part of the story of Texas. Learn more about the project and submit a photo of your own at https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/discover/texas-through-your-lens/freedom-colonies-storytelling [...]
What does it mean to "call forth" freedom in an age of political change, unrest, and a pandemic? How should our approaches to research, community engagement, design, and planning change? What lessons can we learn from our ancestors and our lived experience?The Texas Freedom Colonies Project has invited Dr. Naya Jones to help us [...]
Introduction to The Texas Freedom Colonies ProjectWhat are Freedom Colonies?Jamestown Settlement, Newton County, Annual Homecoming (2015)From 1865-1930, African Americans accumulated land and founded 557+ historic black settlements or freedom colonies. Since their founding, freedom colony descendants have dispersed, and hundreds of settlements’ status and locations are unknown. Gentrification, cultural erasure, natural disasters, urban renewal, & land dispossession [...]
We are so excited to see you all tonight at our Adopt -A- County orientation! Follow this link to register! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/128136679257
Finding Common Ground (2018) – Happy Indigenous People’s Day from The Texas Freedom Colonies Project!
Happy Indigenous People's Day! from The Texas Freedom Colonies Project!The National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African American History and Culture are reframing American history. How do we talk about the intersections of various peoples? How do we talk about shared histories? The symposium Finding Common Ground, moderated by [...]