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First recorded Free Black African settlement

On this day…March 15, in 1738 the first recorded free black African settlement was established at Fort Mose in St. Augustine Florida, one of the original depots on the southern route of the Underground Railroad. Spaniards, Native Americans and Free Black Africans lived in relative harmony with over 100 black people forming the frontier community. More than a century before the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved Africans from the British colonies were able to travel the original “Underground Railroad” which headed not to the north, but rather south to freedom back when Florida was a Spanish colony. This has been another Breath of My Ancestors Minute w/Ty Gray-EL…We Must Never Forget


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