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Can I Love My Blackness If I’m White?

Thanks to the crap storm created by Rachel Dolezal I have spent a lot of time questioning the legitimacy of the project that I have basically devoted my life to over the past few years. A few years ago I … Continue reading

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The Florida We Should Be Teaching

In the past three years I’ve picked up a super power. I have the amazing ability to connect almost anything that is happening in the rest of the country, and even the rest of the world, with something that happened … Continue reading

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Putnam FL’s First Free Black Settlers, Corrections

Previously, I┬áposted a list of the first free black settlers of Putnam County Florida. There were 12 households; totaling 35 individuals. I obtained the names from the 1850 census that I found on the Putnam County Florida Historical Society website. … Continue reading

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Putnam County FL: First free black settlers

Putnam County Florida was established in 1849. The 1850 census is the first federal census of Putnam County. I am trying to learn more about the first 12 free black families to settle in Putnam County. Many of these families … Continue reading

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Some Florida History…Inspired by Cracked.com

The other day, one of the awesome Cracked.com authors wrote one of their list form pieces titled: 5 Historical Wars That Need Movie Adaptations. The top two on the list were The War of 1812 and the Second Seminole War. … Continue reading

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Florida is a state because of black people

It’s not really in the school history books; but the biggest reason Florida became a state is because of black people. The way Florida’s history is taught in schools here is basically mentioning the Spanish, and Ponce DeLeon, then Florida … Continue reading

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My family had a slave called Prince

July 22, 1851 was the day that a slave called Prince left Savannah Georgia for East Florida. The manifest describes him as being 28 years old, 6 feet tall, and “black”…which in this case means that he had very dark … Continue reading

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