Sumter County's Historical Black Seminole Community of Peliklikaha | November 14 2013

Destroyed by the US army in 1836, Peliklikaha was possibly the largest community of free blacks and runaway slaves in Spanish and early US territorial Florida. The community spawned two internationally known figures, Abraham, the sense bearer of Micanopy, and Juan Caballo (John Horse), who led survivors of the community on a long journey to freedom in Mexico. Learn about the Maroon culture of Peliklikaha and the descendants of this community who became known as the Black Seminoles who still live in Florida, Mexico, Oklahoma and the Bahamas
Date and Time:
Nov 14, 2013 - Nov 14, 2013
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venue:
  • Lake-Sumter State College Sumter Campus
  • 1405 CR 526A
  • Sumterville, FL 33585
  • 33585
Contact Info:
G. Scott Pennington
PenningS@lssc.edu