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Florida’s significance to African American history dates back from being the most southern route of the Underground Railroad and the quest for freedom to historic firsts in African American history. Here are seven historic places along Florida’s Heritage Trail that highlight African American history: Fort Mose: Many people do not know that the first Underground…

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“Underground” is a drama set in 1857 that follows slaves in Georgia traveling through the Underground Railroad for freedom. Jurnee Smollett-Bell plays house slave Rosalee, and her brother of “Empire” fame, Jussie Smollett makes an appearance as Joley. The series premieres on WGN America in 2016. Will you be watching?      

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When the multi-million dollar National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in 2004, it stood as a triumph and testament to the thousands of African Americans who escaped slavery to freedom — and to those brave souls along the northbound escape route who risked life and property to provide food, safe lodging and directions. Tragically, the…

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