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Cha-Chi’s Village and the Saltwater Underground Railroad

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Florida Black History Research Project presents Magdalena Lamarre’s Cha-Chi’s Village and the Saltwater Underground Railroad. Florida was a place where generations would thrive in allied Native and Maroon communities on an Underground Railroad escape route southward. It would be much later that the railroad to freedom would lead to the Bahamas or other destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. This complex saga, combining Yamassee, Gullah/Geechee, and Seminole languages and culture with Bahamian heritage and enduring connections to Florida will be illuminated and celebrated as a special feature of the two-day commemoration of Seminole Maroon History.

Magdalena Lamarre was a Full Professor of History and Sociology at Miami-Dade College. Since her retirement in 2016, she conducts lectures on Florida’s history, culture, diversity, and social justice. Lamarre earned a BA in History and Secondary Education from Hunter College, an MA in History Education from Stony Brook University, and completed post-graduate work in Sociology and Education at Florida International University.

Registration for this event is suggested but not required. Directional signage for parking will be at the event.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Florida Black History Research Project. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities. Additional support is provided by ArtLife West Palm Beach, the African American Research Library and Cultural Center of Palm Beach County, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

January 14 @ 10:00 am -
January 14 @ 11:00 am


Presenter Information:
Magdalena Lamarre, Educator and Scholar
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Event Contact:

Wallis Tinnie
(305) 772-7714

Event Venue:

Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park
9060 W Indiantown Rd.
Jupiter, Florida 33478
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Venue Phone:
(305) 772-7714

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