Black People : For a century, underground railroad ran south

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  1. Keita Kenyatta

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — While most Americans are familiar with the Underground Railroad that helped Southern slaves escape north before the Civil War, the first clandestine path to freedom ran for more than a century in the opposite direction.
    Stories of that lesser-known "railroad" will be shared June 20-24 at the National Underground Railroad Conference in St. Augustine, Fla. The network of sympathizers gave refuge to those fleeing their masters, inclu

    http://news.yahoo.com/century-underground-railroad-ran-south-140743141.html
     
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    Well, of course, at that time Florida was not a part of the United States yet but was a Spanish territory.

    So, many African slaves escaped south to Florida and mixed with the Native Indians there.

    ....especially the Gullah-speaking slaves from South Carolina.

    ....e.g., the "Black Seminoles."
     
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    Yes! I've heard only alittle research on this issue!

    Osceola come to my mind! I'm looking forward to this documentary, cause for so long we've only gotten part of the story.
     
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