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Deeper than Indigo Symposium

Event Date:

February 21 @ 11:00 am


Flagler Room
74 King St.
Saint Augustine, FL 32084


Leslee Keys

Program Description:

Ms. Judy Newland, MA, Textile History, MS, Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado-Boulder, looks at the cultural contexts behind the centuries’ old traditions and contemporary interpretations of indigo. The main export crop in British East Florida (1763-1784) was indigo. Governor James Grant, first governor of East Florida owned a plantation north of St. Augustine, on the Guana River. Today, this property forms the core of the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas Natural Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM-NERR). The majority of the laborers enslaved Africans



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