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|

Introduction to the Texas Freedom Colonies Project

  Introduction to The Texas Freedom Colonies ProjectWhat are Freedom Colonies?Jamestown Settlement, Newton County, Annual Homecoming (2015)From 1865-1930, African Americans accumulated land and founded 557+ historic black settlements or freedom colonies. Since their founding, freedom colony descendants have dispersed, and hundreds of settlements’ status and locations are unknown. Gentrification, cultural erasure, natural disasters, urban renewal, & land dispossession [...]

2021-05-11T17:52:27+00:00November 19, 2020|Uncategorized|

Finding Common Ground (2018) – Happy Indigenous People’s Day from The Texas Freedom Colonies Project!

Happy Indigenous People's Day! from The Texas Freedom Colonies Project!The National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African American History and Culture are reframing American history. How do we talk about the intersections of various peoples? How do we talk about shared histories? The symposium Finding Common Ground, moderated by [...]

2021-05-11T17:52:27+00:00October 12, 2020|Uncategorized|
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