In this issue: St. John Colony (Caldwell County), Aya Symposium, Juneteenth, Adopt-A-County Volunteer Workshop, TxFCP at NMAAHC, Ongoing Conversation about the Future of the Project, and more! Freedom Colony Feature St. John Colony (Caldwell County) In the early 1870s, fourteen families purchased about 2,200 acres of land to establish a safe community [...]
In this issue: Water’s Bluff, Invitation to a TxFCP Virtual Open House on April 19, Aya Symposium, student and volunteer work in Burleson County, educational opportunities, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Water’s Bluff (Smith County) Water’s Bluff in northeastern Smith County is about a mile south of the Sabine River near Winona. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
October 30, 2021: “Reclaiming Our Stories: Preserving Texas’ African American Placemaking History” at the Bullock Texas State History Museum
"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 [...]
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 [...]
Looking to see what's going on in Texas and beyond for Juneteenth 2021? Check out our growing list of events at bit.ly/juneteenth_events_2021 And we hope you'll join us Wednesday, June 16th at 11am CT for our Juneteenth Coffee Talk: Black Land and the Future of Freedom Colonies!
The Texas Freedom Colonies Project is featured in "Juneteenth Jamboree: From a Free Place to Displace" on Austin PBS, a program that, like our work, draws the connections between history and the issues of today. Well worth a watch! From Austin PBS: "With the Galveston landing of U.S. Army Gen. Gordon Granger in 1865, [...]
'History Is Written By The Victors,' But The Texas Freedom Colonies Project Works To Change The Narrative April 28, 2021 Listen here!
Arizona State University Black Ecologies Spring Discussion Keynote: The Texas Freedom Colonies Project – Womanist Placemaking Ecologies in African American Settlements Wednesday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m. PT/ 5:30 p.m. EST Featuring Dr. Andrea Roberts. Presented by Dr. Rashad Shabazz. https://youtu.be/0jo4uTNoonE