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The Founding of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose

Presented by Fort Mose Historical Society at Fort Mose Historic State Park, St. Augustine FL

Apr 02 2022
The Founding of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose

Fort Mose Historical Society presents Founders Day on April 2, 2022.

Witness the processions, pageantry, ceremony, and cannon salutes surrounding the official founding of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, or ‘Fort Mose’, in 1738. This marks the 284th anniversary of the historic event that established Fort Mose as the first legally sanctioned free Black community in North America.

Join in the celebration as Captain Francisco Menendez, members of his free African militia, and members of the Fort Mose Militia officially receive their freedom from enslavement. Witness the official blessing of the site by

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Fort Mose Historic State Park

15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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