Archaeology of the Network to Freedom on Florida’s Gulf Coast – Mound House

january, 2022

11jan5:30 pm7:00 pmArchaeology of the Network to Freedom on Florida's Gulf CoastReservations Required. Limited Availability. Register by calling 239-765-0865. COST: $12 (Members $7).

Event Details

Join us in a lecture by Dr. Uzi Baram-Professor of Anthropology, Director of the New College Public Archaeology Lab, New College of Florida. His this lecture Dr. Baram will discuss his research and work on an Underground Railroad site in Florida’s Gulf Coast. Please see below for an abstract of the lecture. A light reception will precede the lecture.

The Network to Freedom is the National Park Service’s commemoration of the Underground Railroad. The legacy of Spanish La Florida as a haven of freedom, the southern route of the Underground Railroad, expanded during the early 19th century with significant marronage (communities of maroons, self-emancipated people of African heritage and free Blacks) at the Apalachicola River, Suwannee River, and Manatee River. In a slide-illustrated presentation, Professor Uzi Baram will discuss the community-based archaeological program that culminated in January 2020 excavations at the Manatee Mineral Spring. The historical archaeological insights into the 1770s-1821 marronage of Angola reveal multiple facets of daily life for the freedom-seeking people on the Florida Gulf Coast.



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