TxFCP Newsletter: December 2021

  In this issue: A letter from Dr. Andrea Roberts, Texas Rural African American Heritage Grant, Dabney Hill featured in TCLF Landslide 2021, Real Places Conference 2022, and more! Letter from the Founder and Director National Trust for Historic Preservation cemetery evaluation tool testing in Shankleville at the Odom Homestead, August 2021. Pictured: Descendant [...]

2021-12-22T16:03:53+00:00December 22, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

TxFCP Newsletter: November 2021

    In this issue: Oral History Resources, Cherokee County, Event at the Bullock Museum, TxFCP Program Updates, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colonies Feature: Cherokee County Cherokee County, in East Texas, has 19 located freedom colonies and seven that are not located or need more research. Cherokee County illustrates how much we [...]

2021-11-22T20:30:49+00:00November 22, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

TxFCP Newsletter: October 2021

  In this issue: Pilot Knob (Travis County), upcoming event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum October 30, new preservation resources, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colony Feature: Pilot Knob (Travis County) Pilot Knob in southern Travis County is located near a hill of the same name that is the eroded cone [...]

2021-10-15T21:11:16+00:00October 15, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

TxFCP Newsletter: September 2021

  In this issue: Camptown (Washington County), an event at the Brenham Heritage Museum, announcing an event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum October 30, Black land updates, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colony Feature: Camptown (Washington County) African Americans founded Camptown on the east side of Brenham following the Civil War. [...]

2021-09-24T21:33:07+00:00September 24, 2021|Newsletters|

TxFCP Newsletter: August 2021

  In this issue: Independence Heights (Harris County), the state of the Atlas, TxFCP back in the field, announcing an event September 4, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colony Feature: Independence Heights (Harris County) Independence Heights was the first Black settlement in Texas to legally incorporate as a city and one of only [...]

2021-08-19T18:28:09+00:00August 19, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

TxFCP Newsletter: July 2021

  In this issue: Dabney Hill (Burleson County), the Texas African American Cemetery Registry, the Aya Symposium, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom Colony Feature: Dabney Hill (Burleson County) Dabney Hill was named for one of the community’s founders and early landowners, Daniel Dabney. At the community's core along CR 267 is Dabney Hill [...]

2021-08-19T17:55:28+00:00August 19, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

TxFCP Newsletter: June 2021

    Welcome to Our New Monthly Newsletter! The Texas Freedom Colonies Project Newsletter is going monthly to share more freedom colony stories and resources for descendants and advocates. Read on for a Freedom Colony Feature, the NEW Texas African American Cemetery Registry, our Juneteenth Coffee Talk, Events, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Freedom [...]

2021-06-08T19:01:07+00:00June 8, 2021|Newsletters, Uncategorized|
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