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, [...]

“free/conjure/black”: A national virtual salon about Black freedom

2020-06-28T18:26:00+00:00June 28, 2020|Uncategorized|

An afternoon of creative experiments and ideas featuring artists, scholars, & cultural organizers who are actively advancing black freedom.About this Eventfree/conjure/black is a communal mediation, a spirit-sourced intervention, a virtual ring shout calling forth a perpetual and inevitable throughline of prismatic black freedom. free/conjure/black centers the rich legacy of the Weeksville community and movements for black sovereignty [...]

The TXFC Project is Celebrating Juneteenth at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture!

2020-06-17T22:36:00+00:00June 17, 2020|Uncategorized|

JUNETEENTH: Creating Legacy in Contested PlacesWe will examine the artful negotiations of formerly enslaved African Americans and celebrate the persistent pursuit of freedom.Join us as we examine the artful negotiations of African Americans in the aftermath of the Civil War and news of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation finally reaching enslaved people in Galveston, Texas [...]

TXFC Project holds Intergenerational Dialogue on Protest, Juneteenth, COVID, & Black Settlement Heritage

2020-06-11T14:43:00+00:00June 11, 2020|Uncategorized|

Mass incarceration, values, faith, activism, heritage, Juneteenth celebrations, and ways to organize your community during COVID...all part of our amazing, talk. We posted highlights, but here is the whole event.The Texas Freedom Colonies Project would like to send a huge thank you to everyone who tried to tune in with us this morning during [...]

The Texas Freedom Colonies Project Spring 2020 Newsletter is Here!

2020-06-05T21:10:00+00:00June 5, 2020|Uncategorized|

Greetings from the Texas Freedom Colonies Project!While these past few months have brought a season of challenges for all, the TxFCP has continued our social justice work. The attached newsletter demonstrates how our work is dependent on public support to be successful, and that in spite of recent difficulties, we have continued to make [...]

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