African American History Culture : This Island Was Dubbed the First Free Black Settlement In 1738

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    This Island Was Dubbed the First Free Black Settlement In 1738


    ... What most textbooks don’t mention is a wild island by the name of Fort Mose or the name Juan Garrido.

    Fort Mose is only accessible by boat from St. Augustine. According to reports, Fort Mose was established by the Spanish in 1738 as the first free black settlement. It undermined the slave economy of the English colonies by being a safe haven for black men, women, and children who had escaped slavery on the Underground Railroad. The land was occupied by Blacks, Hispanics, and Indigenous Americans ...



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