Speaker: Magdalena Lamarre – April 15, 2023 – Southern Road to Freedom: Florida’s Underground Railroad
Topic: 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.
Location: Palm Coast Community Center
Date: April 15, 2023 at 10:00 am