The Long Black Line Tour

The Long Black Line Tour

The Long Black Line tour goes to five historic sites in Jasper County Texas. Each was a Freedom Colony, as defined by Thad Sitton’s book Freedom Colonies which described over 500 communities in Texas and over 5,000 across the United States that African Americans created after Emancipation in 1865. Freedom Colonies were places freed slaves built churches, cemeteries, schools and industries. This is also where they bought land even though many had little or no money. Many of these Freedom […]

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Where are the Rosenwald Schools Located? Do you know the location of a Rosenwald School in your area? Learn more about the 5,000 schools spread throughout 13 states.

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The Long Black Line Organization relies on the support of individuals, volunteers, private foundations and corporations to carry out its mission. Your contribution will make a difference in helping The Long Black Line Organization empower children and build stronger communities. There are a variety of ways you can make a contribution! Join the Long Black Line Society Start receiving your LBL newsletter. Get updates on how we are impacting school curriculum. Be part of preservation efforts in communities across Texas. […]

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Herman Wright - Executive Director
PO Box 86
Kirbyville, Texas 75956

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