Escaped Slave Community of Angola
The lost community of Angola was an escaped slave enclave in Florida from 1812-1821, until it was raided by the U.S. after Spain ceded the… read more
The lost community of Angola was an escaped slave enclave in Florida from 1812-1821, until it was raided by the U.S. after Spain ceded the territory. On site at Manatee Mineral Springs in Bradenton, Vickie Oldham spoke about the colony and Uzi Baram talked about the archeological dig. Professor Baram also demonstrated the laboratory work involved at the New College Public Archaeology Lab in Sarasota. Film footage was shown of excavation work in 2009.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida, on May 9-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Bright House Networks local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites to interview local historians, authors, and civic leaders. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
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