A Newly Excavated Settlement Highlights Florida’s History as a Haven for Escaped Slaves

Reposted on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 by Paula Melo

Sarasota Magazine, June 27, 2018

Called one of the most significant historical sites in Florida and perhaps the U.S. by Florida historian Canter Brown Jr., Angola is a story of struggle, tragedy and, ultimately, survival in the quest for freedom.

……….That it exists at all is a result of a group that includes historian Brown, a Sarasota activist, a New College of Florida archaeologist, the nonprofit Reflections of Manatee and volunteers who spent years sifting through soil.