Africans in colonial florida

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In History
  • Jan 1st, 1501

    First african slave

    First african slave
    spanish settlers bring first african slaves to the new world.
  • Jan 1st, 1513

    Juan ponce de leon

    Juan ponce de leon
    free african juan garrido and juan gonzalez de leon accommany juan ponce de leon in his exploration of la florida.
  • Jan 1st, 1526

    First enslaved africans brought to north america

    First enslaved africans brought to north america
    First enslaved africans brought to north america by lucas vasquez de allyon expedition; established settlement of san miguel de gualdape in present-day geogia; this is the first european settlement in the geographic u.s.
  • Jan 1st, 1528

    Tampa bay

    Tampa bay
    panfilo narvaez attempts to settle area near present-day tampa bay with 600 people, including slaves. lack of supplies and hurricanes doom venture.
  • Jan 1st, 1536

    Ended up in mexico and the pacific

    Ended up in mexico and the pacific
    Four survivors of the doomed tampa bay settlement end up in mexico and the pacific after walking through wilderness for eight years. Estevanico, an african slave, ensures their survival by learning to communicate with natives along the way.
  • Jan 1st, 1539

    Hernardo de soto

    Hernardo de soto
    Hernardo de soto explores florida and much of the presentg-day southern u.s with the aid of free and enslaved africans.
  • Jan 1st, 1565

    St. Augustine

    St. Augustine
    st. augustine, the oldest permanet city in the USA, established by spain. it is home to over 600 people, including 50 african slaves. some of these slaves immediately escape into the surrounding wilderness.
  • Jan 1st, 1565

    St. Augustine

    st. augustine, the oldest permanet city in the USA, established by spain. it is home to over 600 people, including 50 african slaves. some of these slaves immediately escape into the surrounding wilderness.
  • Freedom for runaway slaves

    Freedom for runaway slaves
    spanish government in florida grants freedom to runaway slaves from south colonies to the north if slaves agree to convert to roman catholicism.
  • Escape to florida

    Escape to florida
    1683-1738. Hundreds of slaves from english plantations and the south escaped to florida as a result of spanish governments desicion.
  • Fort mose

    Fort mose
    francisco menendez, an escaped slave from the carolinas, agrees to help defend florida from british in exchange for freedom. establishes fort mose the first free black settlement in the present-day USA , two miles north of St. Augustine.
  • English invaders

    English invaders
    english invaders capure fort mose; blacks and spaniards recapure it back later on.
  • Spain Trades florida to English

    Spain Trades florida to English
    Spain Trades florida to English in exchange for havana, cuba, which spain had lost during the seven years war; as a result, large rice and indigo plantations pop up along the st.john river in east florida; thousands of slaves are imported from africa or brought south from other colonies.
  • Period:
    Nov 19th, 1501
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    Africans in colonial florida