TxFCP Newsletter: Fall 2022

  In This Issue: Freedom Colony Feature, Transition to UVA, Preservation Grants, Resources, and More! Freedom Colony Feature: Chenango, Brazoria County On the left, an image of the Providence Cemetery sign. On the right, an image of the Chenango sugar mill. Understanding the slave trade, the growth of plantations, and the settlement patterns surrounding [...]

2023-04-03T22:18:55+00:00October 25, 2022|Latest Stories, Newsletters|

TxFCP Newsletter: August 2022

    In this issue: Freedom Colony Connection, Oral History Training and Resources, Transition News, and more! Freedom Colony Connection Dixie Community (Jasper County) and St. John Colony (Caldwell County) This month we are featuring a freedom colony connection! Earlier in August, Fred McCray of Dixie Community in Jasper County hosted, Virginia Stewart Miller, [...]

2023-04-03T22:18:56+00:00August 15, 2022|Latest Stories, Newsletters|

Texas Freedom Colonies at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

From the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, June 11, 2022: "The Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center is excited to present Texas Freedom Colonies with Dr. Andrea Roberts on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Dr. Roberts will discuss her work researching, documenting, preserving, and mapping Freedom Colonies, or the [...]

2023-04-03T22:18:56+00:00June 14, 2022|Latest Stories, Uncategorized|

TxFCP Newsletter: June 2022

  In this issue: Jakes Colony (Guadalupe County), Juneteenth, Freedom Colonies at NMAAHC, Transition FAQs, New Atlas Tutorials, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Jakes Colony (Guadalupe County) Seguin, in Guadalupe County, Texas, is home to Jakes Colony, a freedom colony founded by Jacob Rodgers, a former slave. Jakes Colony was once home to 70 [...]

2023-04-03T22:18:56+00:00June 9, 2022|Latest Stories, Newsletters, Uncategorized|

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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