In this episode the Dunn Brothers revisit, through black eyes, “The Negro Fort”, that many historians say was the largest community of freed slaves in North America at the time. Dr. Marvin Dunn tells how this haven for escaped slaves and freedmen fell to the deadliest cannon shot in U.S. history. Hear Dr. Dunn’s account of why this historic fort built in 1814 was rebuilt in 1818 and named Fort Gadsden.
The Dunn brothers give a historical account of the Black Seminoles of Red Bays, Nassau Bahamas, The Indian Removal Act of 1830, the migration of the Seminole Tribe to the Florida everglades and the little understood relationship between Blacks held as slaves by the Seminoles and tribal members known as Black Seminoles.
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