TxFCP Newsletter: July 2022

  In this issue: Morney-Berry Farm (Dallas County), Volunteers and the Transition, TxFCP Around Texas and the Nation, Research Resources, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Morney-Berry Farm (Dallas County) The Morney-Berry Farm in Dallas, Texas was established in 1876 by James and Catherine Morney. Following their deaths in the 1930s, the land was devoured [...]

2023-04-03T22:18:56+00:00July 24, 2022|Featured, Newsletters|

TxFCP Newsletter: May 2022

    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 [...]

2023-04-03T22:18:57+00:00May 13, 2022|Featured, Newsletters|

TxFCP Newsletter: April 2022

    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. [...]

2023-04-03T22:18:57+00:00April 13, 2022|Featured, Newsletters|

New Video: National Register of Historic Places – Listing and Eligibility

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 [...]

2023-04-03T22:18:58+00:00December 9, 2021|Featured, Latest Stories, Uncategorized|

Preservation Texas Rural African-American Heritage Grant

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 [...]

2023-04-03T22:18:58+00:00December 8, 2021|Featured, Latest Stories, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2023-04-03T22:18:59+00:00October 21, 2021|Featured, Latest Stories|

The State of Black Land: Law, Policy, Latest News, Information, and Resources

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 [...]

2021-08-17T17:20:55+00:00August 17, 2021|Featured, Latest Stories|
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