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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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Baram, Uzi Founding Director New College of Florida->Public Archaeology Lab
  • Oldham, Vickie Founder and Director Looking for Angola Project

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Escaped Slave Community of Angola

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Interview
Location:
Bradenton, Florida, United States
First Aired:
May 28, 2011
Last Aired:
May 29, 2011

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  • May 28, 2011 | 7:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 28, 2011 | 11:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 29, 2011 | 12:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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