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Southern Road to Freedom: Florida’s Underground Railroad

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Southern Road to Freedom: Florida’s Underground Railroad

The nation’s first Underground Railroad was established in Florida in the late 17th century, servings as a beacon of freedom for runaway slaves from the American south. Existing before the better-known Northern Underground Railroad, enslaved Africans gained their freedom by escaping and earning asylum in Spanish Florida. This presentation focuses on Florida’s early history as a Spanish territory, the escape routes used by runaway slaves, and the black communities they established before the abolition of slavery in the United States. Registration is not required to attend. The community center is handicapped accessible. Parking is limited. Come early to enjoy free coffee and refreshmets.

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, a MA in History Education from Stony Brook University, and completed post-graduate work in Sociology and Education at Florida International University.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Palm Coast Historical Society. 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.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

April 15 @ 10:00 am -
April 15 @ 11:00 am

Other

Presenter Information:
Magdalena Lamarre, Educator and Scholar
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
In-person
Event Registration Link:
Register Here

Event Contact:

Elaine Studnicki
Phone:
(386) 283-5929
Email:
elainestudnicki@gmail.com

Event Venue:

Palm Coast Community Center
305 Palm Coast Parkway NE
Palm Coast, FL 32137 United States
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Venue Phone:
(386) 283-5929

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