AFRICAN AMERICAN FREE SETTLEMENT OF FT. MOSE, FLORIDA

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  1. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://www.oldcity.com/sites/mose/

    WELCOME TO FREEDOM


    Established in 1738 by Colonial Spanish Florida's Governor Manuel Montiano, Fort Mose gave sanctuary to Africans challenging enslavement in the English Colony of Carolina. Approximately 100 Africans lived at Fort Mose, forming more than 20 households. Together they created a frontier community which drew on a range of African backgrounds blended with Spanish, Native American and English cultural traditions.


    Fort Mose, a maroon community, was legally sanctioned by the Spanish Government making it the first free African settlement to legally exist in the United states.

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    Here is another link.
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