Introducing The Texas Freedom Colonies Storyteller Project!

2021-06-03T08:03:11+00:00February 12, 2021|Featured, Featured in the News|

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 [...]

Introduction to the Texas Freedom Colonies Project

2021-05-11T17:52:27+00:00November 19, 2020|Uncategorized|

  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 [...]

Finding Common Ground (2018) – Happy Indigenous People’s Day from The Texas Freedom Colonies Project!

2021-05-11T17:52:27+00:00October 12, 2020|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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