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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
Apr 11 – Aug 30, 2019
North Miami Public Library
The North Miami Memory Project is an interactive exhibit and lecture series that documents Miami’s past.
Apr 12 – Aug 31, 2019
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Winter Park, FL
This exhibit features new portraits and living histories of their most senior residents who are natives or longtime residents of the African American west side Winter Park community.
Mar 23 – May 5, 2019
Havana History & Heritage Society
Crossroads: Change in Rural America explores many themes that resonate with Floridians today, including identity, community, persistence and managing change.