Florida’s Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad
March 30 @ 10:00 am
Venue:Curry House Historic Distric Visitor Center
1305 4th Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208
View the first permanent exhibit that tells the story of Angola, a free black settlement on the Manatee River in the 1810s. Hear three lectures by researchers who helped uncover this history and designate the site as part of the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The exhibit covers key events for freedom seekers in Florida: Fort Mose’s founding in 1738; Black warriors fighting as English Colonial Marines in the War of 1812; freedom at Angola; Angola’s destruction and the flight to the Bahamas; free and enslaved in the Village of Manatee; and Union Colored Troops occupying Manatee in 1864. Lectures: 11:00 Willard Steele: The Negro Fort- Where the Underground Railroad met the Trail of Tears 12:00 Dr. Uzi Baram: Tragedy and Survival: Archaeology and Commemoration of Freedom at the Manatee River 1:00 Judith Wellman: The Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
Nov. 13, 2018 – Mar. 24, 2019
Boca Raton Museum of Art
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This stunning exhibition is a major anthology of art made in and inspired by Florida and its people, places, flora, and fauna.
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Florida Historic Capitol Museum
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Albin Polasek Museum
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Live Oak Public Library
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