Get Involved

We invite you to join us! There are many ways to contribute to The Texas Freedom Colonies Project. Explore the buttons below to learn more about volunteering or co-researching with The TxFCP.

Are you a member of the public who knows about a freedom colony in your area? Fill out this form to document the existence of a freedom colony.

Are you a Texas freedom colony resident or descendant of a community founder? Want to share the story of your freedom colony’s origin and any ongoing preservation efforts? Fill out this form!

Want to be involved in sustained research? Check out the Adopt-A-County Program

Interested in uploading photos and documents related to a freedom colony’s cemetery? Or updating information on its maintenance? Click here!

There are two ways to share your story with us: the Black Settlement Survey and the Share Your Story survey. The Black Settlement Survey is specifically designed for members of a freedom colony community or descendants of freedom colonies to share their story. In contrast, the Share Your Story survey is for members of the wider public who know about the presence or histories of freedom colonies and want to share this information. The purpose of these surveys is to add data directly to the Atlas.

Share Your Story Survey

Black Settlements Study Survey