Texas A&M Professor’s Research Highlights Significance Of Texas Freedom Colonies

“When we’re talking about ‘freedom colonies,’ we’re talking about any places where clusters of African-American landowners intentionally came together and formed a community, usually with an anchor site.”

By Ryan PoppeFebruary 27, 2019 9:30 am, , , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

During the years after the Civil War, communities of African Americans worked together throughout southeastern Texas to form what historians call freedom colonies. Research underway at Texas A&M University in Bryan-College Station aims to identify and preserve these historic black settlements.

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