Angola, Florida: An 1800’s African-American settlement in Manatee County

In the Second Spanish Period (1784-1821) East Florida was characterized by general lawlessness and the ability of those held in bondage in the United States to runaway to Florida and achieve freedom. A community of African-Americans was thriving in the 1810’s until Florida became an American possession and it was destroyed on the orders of Andrew Jackson. This week on the Florida History Podcast we discuss, Angola Florida.

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