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 [...]
TAMU Law & TXFC Project are Teaming Up to Work on Land Loss in partnership with the Landowners Association of Texas! To learn about why land loss prevention education is so important freedom colony preservation; watch Professor Thomas Mitchell's work on Heir Property on VICE News called: "Property Law Is Used to Appropriate Black Land"
Tune in on Saturday, October 31 for a presentation on The Texas Freedom Colonies Project, a social justice initiative which was created and is led by Dr. Andrea Roberts. Jennifer Blanks and Schuyler Carter, both Doctoral Students in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, will be co-hosting this spectacular presentation. RSVP: reclaimingmemoriestx.blog/symposium/
Check out Texas Freedom Colony research team members Jennifer Blanks and Schuyler Carter’s presentation from the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s research symposium today! They presented on Protecting and Preserving Black Spaces, Places, and Memories from Hazards and Disasters. The theme of the College of Architecture’s research symposium this year was Health, Hazards, [...]
The September Coffee Talk has been postponed, stay tuned for announcements regarding the October Coffee Talk.To listen to any of our previous coffee talks, check out our YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz1xJ_TdkmVAWDY521mfhaJ8rJ6B01WYE