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Washing Away History: Changing Tides at Fort Mose
More than 250 years ago, Fort Mose in St. Augustine, Florida, became the first legally sanctioned free Black town in the present-day United States. Now a Historic State Park, it is a critically significant site for Black American history.

This virtual panel event, first in a two-part series, will discuss the historical and cultural significance of Fort Mose, as well as the ways in which its interpretation and advocacy have impacted the site over time.

Panelists for this event are:
Dr. Jane Landers Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Jane Mahoney Executive Director, Fort Mose Historical Society
Darcie MacMahon Director of Exhibits and Public Programs, University of Florida’s Florida Museum of Natural History
James Bullock local St. Augustine interpreter and actor

This virtual event is brought to you by the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida and the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. This event is part of the Resilience: Black History in St. Augustine collaborative project.

Jul 1, 2021 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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