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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 byView more
15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32084