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Fort Mose Historical Society


Fort Mose, Established in 1738 by Colonial Spanish Florida's Governor Manuel Montiano, gave sanctuary to Africans challenging enslavement in the English Colony of Carolina. Forming more than 20 households, approximately 100 Africans lived at Fort Mose and together they created a frontier community which drew on a range of African backgrounds blended with Spanish, Native American and English cultural traditions.
Fort Moses Historical Society