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Fort Mose Chronology

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Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose (Fort Mose) hold great significance in American history as the first legally sanctioned African American community in the United States. This farming community's free status precedes such landmarks in American history as the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation by over a century. Established for African American freedmen, Fort Mose and its militia became the northern defense post for St. Augustine.

In this section you will find the chronology and other helpful facts and information about Fort Mose rich history.

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