(VIDEO) Spaces and Places Event

2021-05-11T17:52:29+00:00August 12, 2020|Uncategorized|

 "Spaces and Places, born of the necessity to be acknowledged within the built environment, has embarked on its most unique and ambitious convening since its conception. Now in its fourth year, the annual grassroots (un)conference will be hosted virtually in partnership with BlackSpace and Next City. This year’s theme, titled Reclaiming, aims to position [...]

(VIDEO) Museum Curation & Preserving Black Settlements Coffee Talk | July 2020

2021-05-11T17:52:29+00:00July 23, 2020|Uncategorized|

For this month's Coffee Talk, our guests discussed the role of museum curation in freedom colony or black settlement preservation, community development, and local politics in Black Bryan-College Station.Guests : Oliver Sadberry Brazos Valley African American Museum Curator Dr. Cecilia Guisti Associate Dean of Outreach and Diversity, TAMU College of Architecture; Brazos Valley African [...]


2020-07-20T16:28:00+00:00July 20, 2020|Uncategorized|

Happy #MappingMonday Freedom Colony Fam! Today we are featuring a truly amazing organization, Soul Fire Farm. Soul Fire Farm is a BIPOC*-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. They raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid. With deep reverence for the land and wisdom of [...]

Coffee Talk!

2020-07-15T23:37:00+00:00July 15, 2020|Uncategorized|

Join us for our Monthly Coffee Talk! Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10 am. For this month's Coffee Talk, our guests will be discussing the role of museum curation as it relates to the preservation of freedom colonies and black settlements in general. Guests will include: Oliver Sadberry Brazos Valley African American Museum Curator Dr. [...]

Introducing #MappingMonday!

2020-07-14T04:26:00+00:00July 14, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Texas Freedom Colonies Project's newest feature series #MappingMonday will be highlighting our own Atlas map along with various maps that are highlighting the stories, needs and issues plaguing black settlements. Our first feature is the brainchild of our very own team member Jennifer Blanks. Jennifer is leading research on natural disasters' impact on cemetery [...]

WEBINAR. Roots of the Soil: Land Succession Issues among African American Farm Families

2020-07-11T00:01:00+00:00July 11, 2020|Uncategorized|

This webinar focuses on the unique challenges faced by African American farm families regarding the transfer of land from generation to generation. Program speakers discuss the importance of and the power inherent in land ownership by African American farmers. They provide historical perspectives highlighting the growth of African American farm ownership from Emancipation until [...]

USDA Grant for Land Loss Prevention

2020-07-09T01:11:00+00:00July 9, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Texas Freedom Colonies Project's mission is to locate unmapped freedom colonies, preserve their socio-economic and cultural assets, and support their descendants' efforts to preserve their own communities. We are proud to announce the receipt of a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) and The [...]

Add memories, origin stories, images, and more by email or the US mail!

2020-07-08T21:37:00+00:00July 8, 2020|Uncategorized|

Black Settlement Storytelling, Dallas African American MuseumShare your stories using paper forms!Add memories, origin stories, images, and more by email or mail!We at the project are happy to make available survey forms you can print and distribute. Here are easy steps for downloading, completing, and returning them:Steps:           1) Download the [...]

Fourth of July

2020-07-04T18:21:00+00:00July 4, 2020|Uncategorized|

This day is celebratory for most but as for descendants of black settlements and formerly enslaved people, this day holds a much different meaning. On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave a keynote address at an Independence Day celebration and asked, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" Douglass was a powerful orator, [...]

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