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

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    For a century, underground railroad ran south

    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.
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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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