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
TXFCP and the Bullock Texas State History Museum are working together on a digital archive that raises awareness of freedom colonies and preserves, connects, educates, and honors the legacies of the colonies as a part of the story of Texas. Learn more about the project and submit a photo of your own at https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/discover/texas-through-your-lens/freedom-colonies-storytelling [...]