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 [...]

2022-06-14T21:19:10+00:00June 14, 2022|Latest Stories, Newsletters, 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 [...]

2022-06-09T16:50:51+00:00June 9, 2022|Latest Stories, Newsletters, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2022-05-13T18:13:22+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. [...]

2022-04-13T16:29:51+00:00April 13, 2022|Featured, Newsletters|

TxFCP Newsletter: March 2022

  In this issue: A new chapter for TxFCP, events and opportunities around Texas, freedom colonies in the news, 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 Lareatha Clay (left) and Dr. Andrea Roberts (right). [...]

2022-03-28T18:14:42+00:00March 28, 2022|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

TxFCP Newsletter: February 2022

  In this issue: Pleasant Hill (Colorado County), TxFCP News, grants announcements and updates, upcoming events, and more! Freedom Colony Feature Pleasant Hill (Colorado County) This month we’re featuring a new addition to the Atlas, and asking for your help! Do you know more about Pleasant Hill, also known as Harvey’s Creek or Pleasant [...]

2022-02-21T22:55:02+00:00February 21, 2022|Newsletters, Uncategorized|

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|
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