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Finding new favorite places in Houston #freedmanstown #4thward #bethelpark #tam2018

5 years living in midtown never realized. #madein1989 #htx #midtown #freedmanstown #1989 #millennials

The bricks are back in #freedmanstown @kprc2

The battle over the reconstruction of Andrews streets is almost over. We are looking forward to get this neighborhood up to date and get pass this situation. The 100yr old bricks are back in their place, but fitting into today’s infrastructure. The residents and property owners are so happy to get this part of town in shape. #midtownhouston #fourthwardhouston #infrastructure #progress #freedmanstown #history

Already missing Houston! Highlights include... spending time with my mom, meeting the gorgeous spirit @katherinekier , this vegan pizza from Broke Ass Pizza (incredible mission and also part of a nonprofit for Freedmen's Town, an educational resource to learn the true history of the Moorish community), discovering @patgreerskitchen and getting 2 raw entrees and a kombucha all for $12, eating at @greenseedvegan and seeing how delicious and accessible they make their food..., seeing just how popular veganism is getting there (met tons of vegans!) being in the sun, and of course... the special moments of solitude. Thank you 💫 #vegansoftexas #houstonvegans #freedmenstown #mirrors #veganpizza #patgreer #supportbusinessesownedbywomen #bringinghealthtothecommunity #femaleentrepreneurs #yourhealthisuptoyou #freedmanstown #itseasytobevegan #warmweather #brokeasspizza #blackownedbusiness #blackownedveganrestaurant

Freedmen’s Town is a nationally registered historical site. The site was originally a community located in the fourth ward of Houston, Texas that began in 1865 as the destination for former enslaved people from surrounding plantations in Texas and Louisiana after the Civil War.

Freedmen’s Town is located southwest of downtown. After emancipation was proclaimed in Texas on June 19, 1865, former slaves began migrating to Austin, Dallas, Galveston, and other cities but the largest migration was to Houston. Many of these newcomers traveled along San Felipe Road into the city from Brazos River Plantations south and southwest of Houston.  Once there they paved many of the streets in brick. These new residents established a community where they were able to live mostly without the daily onslaught of racism and discrimination.

Freedmen’s Town quickly developed as a cultural center with the establishment of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (1866) followed by other churches and social and cultural institutions, The community and the larger fourth ward black community that grew around it, was prosperous well into the early 20th Century.  By 1930, Fourth Ward held approximately one third of Houston’s 36,000 African Americans and was famous for its many businesses that included restaurants and jazz night clubs which attracted even white Houstonians to the area.

CONTINUED IN COMMENTS 👇

Dallas historian Dr. Mamie McKnight passed away on Jan. 1st. She was instrumental in the preservation of Freedman's Cemetery, Juanita Craft house (pictured), and the establishment of the Wheatley Place, 10th Street, and South Boulevard Park Row historic districts. Read more about her on our blog: cityofdallaspreservation.wordpress.com

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those that trespass against us... #fourthwardgraveyard #fourthwardcreeps #freedmanstown #cryofthethirdeye

These Figures represent the "Violated Soul and The Struggling Soul" Never forget where WE come from and if you do not know where you come from ask someone like myself, this history is hidden in plain sight 👑✊ #riverbed #freedmanstown #blackkings #blackpanther #westafrica #witness #staywoke #naacpimageawards #naacp #naacpawards #greatness #kingsman #soldiers #slaves #neverforget

LETS TALK ABOUT TAKING A KNEE:
When Tim Tebow took a knee no one missed the message because it was honoring their God and a religion they brought to the Americas. Colonialism is something to respect? But life, liberty, and social justices are not equal huh? Good ol double standard -Columbus who 🤔🤷 #CarryOn
Consider the the souls lost and over 5,000+ bodies unaccounted for and buried over and dug up "accidentally, yet coincidentally" and understand the larger than life symbolic statues of West African people... It's no forgetting southern slaves their roots and where WE come from. Hard to forget when they hide what you should remember, right in your damn face... #staywoke #witness #blackpanther #politics #wakeup #freedmanstown #freedom #naacpimageawards #naacp

To Truly Understand the Power and Intelligence WE have within, WE have to understand where WE come from and progress for US because they can't see a life they've never lived 👑👑👑 More than just a Talented Athlete #kingandqueen #greatness #nevergiveup #power #blackpanther #access #bet #BET #staywoke #naacpimageawards #naacp #jamiacan #roots #africanancestors #unt #educated #negus #grind #woke #gmg #unt18 #freedmanstown #notaproject #notathug #dallas #ndhs #notaslave #freeslaves

A city park inside the burned out shell of a historic church. Best reuse and preservation of history I have found. The history of the church dates back to Houston's freed slaves. #FreedmansTown #whyisthereaD #Houston #Texas #itsatexasthang #thisismytexas #fourthward #bethelbaptistchurch #citypark #historicpreservation #historylives #historichouston #houstonhistory #texashistory #blackhistory

Mt Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Freedmen's Town Labyrinth, Fourth Ward, Houston, Texas #mtcarmelmissionarybaptistchurch #fourthward #freedmanstown #houston #htown #historichouston #historicchurch

Our very own Mademoiselle Melodie Blackwood had the honor of presenting the Freedmen's Town Project Brick Award to Houstonian and Grammy award-winning singer Yolanda Adams.
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