Mavis Staples, Gladys Knight, Rhiannon Giddens, Christian McBride Headline February’s Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series

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Established as the Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose in 1738, Fort Mose was the first settlement for free Blacks in American history. Slaves fleeing South from British-controlled territories had been taking refuge among Spanish settlers since 1687, growing from an initial group of just 11 to more than 100. Once the British absorbed Florida, though, all such dreams …

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