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 [...]

Preservation Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grant

2022-01-04T20:34:35+00:00December 8, 2021|Featured, Latest Stories, Uncategorized|

Please Note: The information below was duplicated from the Preservation Texas website. Preservation Texas is the administrator of this grant. Please check their website for the most official, up-to-date information about this grant opportunity. Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grant – Preliminary Applications Due January 7, 2022 Preservation Texas is pleased to announce that we [...]

TxFCP Newsletter: November 2021

2021-11-22T20:30:49+00:00November 22, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

    In this issue: Oral History Resources, Cherokee County, Event at the Bullock Museum, TxFCP Program Updates, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colonies Feature: Cherokee County Cherokee County, in East Texas, has 19 located freedom colonies and seven that are not located or need more research. Cherokee County illustrates how much we [...]

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 [...]

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