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The African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black Seminoles

Event Date:

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum
1 Courthouse Square
Inverness, FL 34450


Kathy Turner Thompson
(352) 341-6436

Program Description:

The Florida Humanities Council and Citrus County Historical Society present, “The African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black Seminoles” by Dr. Roslyn Howard on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Dr. Howard will examine the African influence on Florida’s iconic tribe, as well as the related Caribbean diaspora. African slaves have often risked life and limb to escape the southern slavery, but their options for sanctuary were extremely limited. Some fled to the Caribbean, while others fled south and joined forces with another group of freedom-seekers: the Seminoles, which played an important role in our local history.