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Forgotten Florida History: Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

November 30, 2023 @ 12:30 pm


Explore forgotten Florida history in this special one-time lecture. This class will highlight five centuries of minority contributions to Florida from West Africans known as Gullah Geechee. This group of West Africans merged with Native American tribes and became known as Seminoles. The Seminole are the only unconquered tribe. This same group also created the original Underground Railroad headed south to Spanish Florida, created some of the first forts, militias and maroon communities pre-mass immigration! The short documentary, ‘Gulla Geechee Corridor and the East Coast Greenway,’ which Hankerson co-produced in 2012 with the Florida Channel, will be screened. Q&A will follow the screening. This event is also available virtually.