Second Saturday: Viva Florida The African Presence in Spanish Florida

Event Type: Second Saturday Programs
Date: 2/9/2013
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
 African slaves have often risked life and limb to escape southern slavery, but their options for sanctuary were extremely limited. Some fled to the Caribbean, while others fled south and joined forces with another group of outlaws: the Seminoles. Dr. Rosalyn Howard will examine the African influence on Florida’s iconic tribe, as well as the related Caribbean Diaspora.
Professor Rosalyn Howard is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the North American Indian Studies Program at the University of Central Florida. She specializes in Cultural Anthropology and her primary area of research is ethnohistorical studies of the African Diaspora with a focus on the interrelationships formed by African and Indigenous peoples in the Americas and the Caribbean. A book sale and signing will follow the program. #vivaflorida
Library: Orlando Public Library
Location: Albertson Room
Contact: Adult Programs Department
Contact Number: 407-835-7323
Presenter: Rosalyn Howard, Ph.D.