Fort Mose, the first free Black community in the US, is designated a national historic site.
1995 (Feb 3)
Fort Mose, the first free Black community in the United States, was designated a national historic site. Fort Mose, also known as Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, was populated mostly by African slaves who had escaped bondage in Georgia and South Carolina. It was occupied from 1738 to 1740, when it was burned by the British. It was later reoccupied from 1752 to 1763. It is located about two miles south of St. Augustine, Florida