Programs

Programs

The LongBlackLine.org is a 501c3 organization that is dedicated to preserving the story of these families and their teachers.

The LBL.org also preserves the memory of the founders of the movement Julius Rosenwald and Booker T Washington who in partnership with these mothers and fathers and their schools teachers created a movement that demonstrated the power of community and what ordinary people are capable of.

The LBL.org is dedicated to the idea that the principles that created this generation of children who stepped out of poverty and into a future of success are the principles for success that parents today hunger to find for their children who face unique obstacles in a modern world. Nevertheless this formula for success is timeless regardless of a child’s circumstances economically or socially.

Tour

Tour

The Long Black Line tour goes to six historic communities 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. …learn more

Workshops

Tour

We will help you start the process of creating the history of your community. We will support organizing your ongoing research into your community so your children and grand children will be able to tell your story to the generations beyond the 21st century. …learn more

School Curriculum

Tour

In order to create a better future we must understand the past.

The following school curriculum provides an outline for educators to include many historical accounts from The Long Black Line in their American History unit. It will not only show students the sacrifices that generations before them made for their future, but it will also instill a sense of patriotic perseverance and unity. …learn more