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 [...]
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 [...]
Be on the know and follow us on social media, we will be posting about our new Atlas features all summer and hosting workshops for everyone interested!
What does it mean to "call forth" freedom in an age of political change, unrest, and a pandemic? How should our approaches to research, community engagement, design, and planning change? What lessons can we learn from our ancestors and our lived experience?The Texas Freedom Colonies Project has invited Dr. Naya Jones to help us [...]
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 [...]
We are so excited to see you all tonight at our Adopt -A- County orientation! Follow this link to register! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/128136679257
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 [...]
TAMU Law & TXFC Project are Teaming Up to Work on Land Loss in partnership with the Landowners Association of Texas! To learn about why land loss prevention education is so important freedom colony preservation; watch Professor Thomas Mitchell's work on Heir Property on VICE News called: "Property Law Is Used to Appropriate Black Land"