The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | St. Augustine, Florida

Video duration: 3:44

Runaway slaves who fled to St. Augustine, Florida, were granted freedom by the Spanish for political reasons. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. visits Fort Mose in Florida, site of the first free black settlement. This video is an excerpt from Episode One, The Black Atlantic, from the series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.