For a Century, Underground Railroad Ran South

Monday, 19 Mar 2012 06:49 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Most people are familiar with the Underground Railroad that enabled escaped slaves find freedom in the North before the Civil War.

But another underground railroad ran for a century and was headed in the other direction — south to what was then freedom for slaves in Spanish Florida.

Escaped slaves from South Carolina headed south from almost the time the South Carolina colony was founded in 1670 until after the American Revolution. The end of the escape route came in 1790 when Spain stopped its policy of granting freedom to slaves who came to Florida and converted to Catholicism.

The southern leg of the Underground Railroad is the topic of a national conference being held in St. Augustine this June.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Florida Man Convicted of Killing Unarmed Teen Over Loud Music

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 21:22 PM

A Florida jury found Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday in the shooting d . . .

NY Post Settles Boston Marathon Bombing Lawsuit

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 22:23 PM

The New York Post has reached a settlement in a Boston Marathon bombing defamation suit.
 . . .

Dick Morris: Obama Went Out of Way to Miss Intelligence Briefings

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 11:15 AM

President Barack Obama has missed 58 percent of the national security intelligence briefings during each of his terms in . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved