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Research Project on Freedmen's Settlements

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ORGANIZATION: The Chisholm Legacy Project


We need someone to take the list of existing Freedmen's Settlements across the United States and do research on each one, gleaning basic demographic information and then finding out what the status of the resident community is. Is it in an unincorporated area? Is it thriving? Do the residents consist of descendants of the original settlers? Is it self-governing, operating with self-determination? Are there ample opportunities to prosper? I will share more when we discuss!!

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About The Chisholm Legacy Project


P.O. Box 1031, Burtonsville, MD 20866, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Chisholm Legacy Project is rooted in a Just Transition Framework, serving as a vehicle to connect Black communities on the frontlines of climate justice with resources to traverse the path from vision to strategy to action plan to implementation to transformation. In support of frontline leadership, the project seeks to link movements and mainstream entities with the tools necessary to advance systems change centered in equity and justice. With Black women on the frontlines of advancing systems change, this project ensures that these leaders have the support they need as they transform society from extractivism to a living economy that cares for sacred relationships between people and with Mother Earth, through regenerative, cooperative, democratic systems.


Building on 10+ years of justice centered organizing, the Chisholm Legacy Project advances the following:

  • Community Building: Work and walk with Black communities to surface our visions for systemic change, build strategies to achieve those visions, devise action plans, as well as leverage an abundance of existing resources and partners for implementation;
  • Movement Building: Serve the collective climate justice movement through curation and creation of research and policy analysis, training/certification programs, strengthened communications capacity, building climate finance models, as well as facilitating diaspora connections for power building.
  • Mainstream Field Building: Facilitate the infusion of equity and justice centered analysis, policies and practices, into mainstream environmentalism/climate action by elevating aligned frontline people/organizations who will provide grassroots leadership on just solutions.
  • Black Women’s Leadership Building: Through connecting Black Women to coaching, sisterships, healing circles, entrepreneurship assistance, etc., we will ensure deep investments in the wellbeing and leadership of Black women, who anchor so much of environmental and climate justice activism, with too little support.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Race & Ethnicity
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Race & Ethnicity


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Environmental Education
  • Capacity Planning
  • History
  • Research
  • Public Advocacy
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • Whatever it takes to get this done quickly. :-) Also, above I was made to give a "start time and end time" in terms of times of day. There are no time of day requirements. I just need someone to start the project as soon as possible and finish. :-)
  • Thirst for knowledge and research skills, including very creative/innovative approaches to gathering data are critical

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