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Fort Mose

By Glennette Tilley Turner

One man’s life took many turns in a short period of time. Francisco Menendez, an escaped slave in an English colony in South Carolina, was granted his freedom when he led a small group of men south to the Spanish town of St. Augustine. He then founded Fort Mose in 1738, the first legally sanctioned free black community in colonial America and haven to many Underground Railroad travelers. Turner tells the life of a man who risked death, more than once, in pursuit of freedom and his legendary accomplishments. Hardback

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