Check out Texas Freedom Colony research team members Jennifer Blanks and Schuyler Carter’s presentation from the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s research symposium today! They presented on Protecting and Preserving Black Spaces, Places, and Memories from Hazards and Disasters. The theme of the College of Architecture’s research symposium this year was Health, Hazards, [...]
The September Coffee Talk has been postponed, stay tuned for announcements regarding the October Coffee Talk.To listen to any of our previous coffee talks, check out our YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz1xJ_TdkmVAWDY521mfhaJ8rJ6B01WYE
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Enjoy our August coffee talk where our panelists spoke about burial grounds, cemeteries, and final resting places!
NEXT WEEK'S COFFEE TALK ON FACEBOOK LIVE!Join us next week to dig into the relationship between African American heritage, place preservation, and cemeteries!Cemetery Consultant, Steph McDougal, discusses the many lessons that cemeteries can teach us about history, culture, mathematics, and more in the presentation below.Presentation for Shankleville Community on Cemetery Preservation & Education, Steph [...]
"Spaces and Places, born of the necessity to be acknowledged within the built environment, has embarked on its most unique and ambitious convening since its conception. Now in its fourth year, the annual grassroots (un)conference will be hosted virtually in partnership with BlackSpace and Next City. This year’s theme, titled Reclaiming, aims to position [...]
For this month's Coffee Talk, our guests discussed the role of museum curation in freedom colony or black settlement preservation, community development, and local politics in Black Bryan-College Station.Guests : Oliver Sadberry Brazos Valley African American Museum Curator Dr. Cecilia Guisti Associate Dean of Outreach and Diversity, TAMU College of Architecture; Brazos Valley African [...]
Happy #MappingMonday Freedom Colony Fam! Today we are featuring a truly amazing organization, Soul Fire Farm. Soul Fire Farm is a BIPOC*-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. They raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid. With deep reverence for the land and wisdom of [...]
Join us for our Monthly Coffee Talk! Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10 am. For this month's Coffee Talk, our guests will be discussing the role of museum curation as it relates to the preservation of freedom colonies and black settlements in general. Guests will include: Oliver Sadberry Brazos Valley African American Museum Curator Dr. [...]
The Texas Freedom Colonies Project's newest feature series #MappingMonday will be highlighting our own Atlas map along with various maps that are highlighting the stories, needs and issues plaguing black settlements. Our first feature is the brainchild of our very own team member Jennifer Blanks. Jennifer is leading research on natural disasters' impact on cemetery [...]