The Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center is excited to present Texas Freedom Colonies with Dr. Andrea Roberts on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Dr. Roberts will discuss her work researching, documenting, preserving, and mapping Freedom Colonies, or the places where African Americans started intentional communities between the years of 1865 and 1935 during the Reconstruction and Jim Crow eras in Texas. Dr. Roberts' work has important implications for those researching and seeking to learn more about family and community histories, especially in Texas. Through her work and experiences as a scholar, activist, and descendant, she sheds light on the histories of these places, and helps us to understand how to document and preserve our own community histories. 
This program is part of NMAAHC's Juneteenth programming and will be held in person at the Oprah Winfrey Theater and will also be streamed on all NMAAAHC streaming platforms. 

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