2012 Appearences/Viewings

National Rosenwald Schools Conference

The Impact of Rosenwald Schools Today
8:45–10:15 a.m.

The Long Black Line was founded in 2007 to share the history of the African American rural communities of east texas through research, lectures, tours and film. This documentary features the schools and communities of Jasper County including Rock Hill School, Huff Creek School, and Erin School. Learn about the families who lived there and their relationship to the land.

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The Long Black Line Celebrates its Fifth Year Anniversary

Special Tour of African American Communities Planned for February to Commemorate Five Years of show casing the History of East Texas

KIRBYVILLE, Texas, December 1, 2011 — The Long Black Line.Org (LBL) announced today that it will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a special tour on February 25, 2012, of the African American historic rural communities of Mt Union and Magnolia Springs in Jasper County, Texas.  There, an entire of generation children were transformed economically and socially through the efforts of James and Rachel Frazier and their three daughters, known as the “Three Sisters”.

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2010/2011 Appearences/Viewings

National Trust for Historic Preservation in Austin Texas: July 31, 2010
On Saturday July 31st The Long Black Line.Org will announce the recipient of it first Public History Internship. The internship is a four week research project on East Texas historic African American communities also known as “Freedom Colonies”. This work will focus on GIS and GPS mapping of these historic sites which will support those engaged in scholarship or who have an interest in the history and preservaton of these historic communities. This internship will be administered by Perky Beisel, Phd and Paul Sandul, Phd, public history professors at Stephen F Austin State University. The internship will support ongoing work by the public history graduate program through the school year. Your generous support of The Long Black Line.Org is crucial to our ongoing funding of this important work.

The presentation of the internship to the recipient will be made at the Wright Brothers Ranch on July 31st at 10:30 am cst. Join us for an LBL Tour that day where you will see the work that will be part of this project. The tour will follow the presentation. We will lunch in Jasper Texas and the tour will end at 3pm. If you are interested in joining us please click here to sign up!

National Trust for Historic Preservaton National Conference: October, 27-30
The National Trust for Historic Preservaton annual national conference in Austin Texas, Oct 27-30. Dr Beisel will join us for our session on historic tourism at 8:45am on October 30. She will provide more details on the nature of this legacy research at Stephen F Austin State University.

Past Events

Long Black Line Symposium: June 26, 2010
The Long Black, the Stephen F. Austin State University Department of History, and the East Texas Historical Association will hold a symposium titled “The Great African American School Movement” on Saturday June 26, 2010 at the Stephen F. Austin State University Baker Pattillo Student Center theatre. The symposium will begin at 8:45 A.M. and will include two morning sessions, a catered buffet lunch, and one afternoon session, which will end at 2:30. The symposium is offered at no cost to the public, and complimentary coffee and refreshments will be served during a mid-morning break. The buffet lunch is also offered at no cost, but since meal seating is limited to 100, it will require pre-registration.

“National Security Seminar” at the US Army War College: June 7-12 2010
Herman Wright, Jr. of Houston, Texas and executive director of the Long Black Line Organization, recently participated as a New Member of the Army War College 56th Annual National Security Seminar in Carlisle, Pa.

Finalist – Boomtown Film Festival
Beaumont, TX May 17, 2008

National Preservation Conference
St. Paul, MN October 3, 2007

100 Black Men of America, Inc. – 20th Annual Conference
Atlanta, GA June 7-11, 2006