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Historic Hernando Preservation Society

The African Presence in Spanish Florida

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society, Inc., &
The Florida Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, present:

 

“THE AFRICAN PRESENCE IN SPANISH FLORIDA”

“African slaves have 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."  Dr. Rosalyn Howard will examine the African influence on Florida’s iconic tribe, as well as the related Caribbean diaspora.

B L A C K   S E M I N O L E S

 Dr. Rosalyn Howard is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the North American Indian Studies program at the University of Central Florida (Orlando).  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.  

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave

-FREE TO THE PUBLIC-

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