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Video

Description:

The story of John Horse and the Black Seminoles has been largely untold, but they deserve to be remembered for a number of reasons: They created the largest haven in the U.S. South for runaway slaves. They led the largest slave revolt in U.S. history. They secured the only emancipation of rebellious slaves prior to the U.S. Civil War. The formed the largest mass exodus of slaves across the United States and, ultimately, to Mexico. Learn more about this remarkable story that has been overlooked by Hollywood, popular culture, and even historians. This group of freedom fighters—who ultimately found peace, liberty, and prosperity—is worth remembering.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education

Keywords:

slave revolt, John Horse, Seminole Indians, Black Seminoles, Florida history, Spanish Florida, Andrew Jackson

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

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