The African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black Seminoles

Dr. Howard will deliver a presentation about African slaves who often risked their life to escape slavery, but options for sanctuary were extremely limited.

The African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black SeminolesMarch’s 3rd on 3rd presentation, The African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black Seminoles, will be held at the Amelia Island Museum of History on March 20th, at 6:00 PM with Dr. Rosalyn Howard.

Dr. Howard will deliver a presentation about African slaves who often risked life and limb to escape 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.

She will examine the African influence on Florida’s iconic tribe, as well as the related Caribbean diaspora.

Professor Howard is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the North American Indian Studies Program at the University of Central Florida. She specializes in Cultural Anthropology and her primary area of research is ethnohistorical studies of the African Diaspora with a focus on the interrelationships formed by African and Indigenous peoples in the Americas and the Caribbean.

This program is free for members, with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. Seating is first-come/first-served. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378 ext 102, or gray@ameliamuseum.org. Amelia Island Museum of History 233 S. 3rd St.

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