CELIA (Slave woman who was
MISCELLANEOUS INFO ABOUT SLAVERY
MULBERRY GROVE PLANTATION
OF FLORIDA SLAVERY -- An summary of Florida history, from the
Florida Heritage Collection. Includes info about
OUTLINE OF FLORIDA HISTORY -- "The Floridians: A Social History of
Florida." Includes info about slavery.
SLAVE HISTORY -- Florida Times-Union article called "Uneasy
Beginnings in Florida," by Sharon Weightman.
IMPACT ON FLORIDA -- Florida Times-Union article entitled
"Built on Slavery:
Africans Played a Far Greater Role in
Florida's History than Hollywood's Viewpoint Suggests," by Nicole
SLAVERY -- Listen to an audio report
entitled "Larry Rivers: Slavery in Florida." Tells about Florida
slavery. Provided by the Florida Humanities Council. NOTE:
When you get to the webpage, click on the heading "Last Month's
Programs." Keep clicking this heading until you get to the page
that contains the audio report you want.
IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA -- Florida Times-Union article entitled
"The Scars of Slavery," by Alliniece T. Andino. Tells about
the lives of slaves in Northeast Florida.
SLAVERY IN FLORIDA
-- Florida Times-Union article entitled "Professor
discusses state's black history," by
Amelia A. Hart. Info about slavery in Florida is given.
FLORIDA HERITAGE COLLECTION -- Info
about the subjects on this webpage may be available at the the marvelous
"Florida Heritage Collection." This website gives full-text, online
copies of hundreds of Florida books. NOTE: When you get to
the website, you can search in different ways. These searches
include by "Florida Themes" or by "Florida History Timeline." You
can also search by "Florida County" and by "Keywords." With
keyword searching, just type in "Jacksonville," "Duval County," or other
keywords, such as words from a title.
ALSO NOTE: Many of
the individual Jacksonville items in the Florida Heritage Collection are
the site you're now in. However, Jacksonville info can often be found in
books about Florida in general. Many of theses books are at the Florida
Heritage Collection website.
Lots of info about Celia's fate and her family's fate.
Celia, a slave, was the first female known to be
executed in Florida. Info is provided by JacksonvilleStory.com. Info links are located
in the Jax Curiosity Shop section of this website.
BACKGROUND INFO: Celia was hung in
Jacksonville in 1848 for killing Jacob Bryan, her owner. Jacob was
Celia's father and was probably also the father of Celia's own children.
CELIA -- Associated Press article entitled "Wuornos
scheduled to become third woman executed," by Ron Word. Includes info
about Celia, the first female known to be executed in Florida.
BACKGROUND INFO: Celia was hung in Jacksonville in 1848 for killing her
owner, Jacob Bryan.
HERITAGE EVENT -- Here's an announcement for a most
interesting event. In October 2003, Kingsley Plantation is
sponsoring the sixth annual "Kingsley Heritage Celebration: Paths to
Healing." Take a look!
FACTS ABOUT SLAVERY -- Fascinating Florida Times-Union
article entitled "The Facts & Faces of Slavery," by Nicole
Johnson McGill. Gives various info about slavery in Florida &
WITH SLAVE ANCESTORS -- Florida Times-Union article entitled
"Legacy of Past in Today's Families," by Nicole Johnson
McGill & Alliniece T. Andino. Tells about local families that
can trace back to slave forebears.
ABOUT JAX SLAVERY -- Florida Times-Union book review entitled
"A Detailed Look at Slavery in Florida," by Simon Barker-Benfield.
Reviews the book Slavery in Florida, by Larry Rivers. The
book review gives some info about slavery in Jacksonville & in
SOURCES FOR FLORIDA SLAVERY -- Florida Times-Union article
entitled "Sources & Resources." Provides a list of info
sources for the history of Florida slavery. Includes public
records, books & manuscripts, local experts & historians,
libraries, museums, historical societies, & websites.
SOURCES FOR FLORIDA SLAVERY -- Untitled article from St.
Augustine.com that tells about local info sources in regard to Florida
FORMER SLAVES -- Some very interesting reading from the American
Memory Project. BACKGROUND INFO: During the 1930s, federal
government initiated the WPA (Works Progress Administration or Work
Projects Administration). One of its many projects had government
employees interviewing former slaves about their lives. These
included African Americans who had been enslaved in Duval County.
These also included people who were living in Duval County during the
1930s, but had been enslaved elsewhere. NOTE: When you get to the
webpage's search engine, use such terms as "Jacksonville," "Duval
County," or any other words you choose to type in. You can also
browse by state & by subject.
Website entitled "American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography."
Advertises itself as "the authoritative collection of WPA slave
narratives on the Web."
AMERICANS & NATIVE AMERICANS -- This website gives a very
detailed history of the relations between African Americans & Native
Americans in Florida. Much of the history concentrates on the
Seminole Indians of Florida. Also provided is info about Zephaniah
and Anna Kingsley. The history was prepared by the U.S. Department
AGRICULTURAL, & NATURAL HISTORY -- List of library,
archive & map collections with historical material on the
environmental, agricultural & natural history of Florida.
According to the website, "This material includes books, maps, aerial
photographs and images, ... materials of interest to the study of the
Florida environment, ecology, agriculture, natural resources, plants,
animals and other biotic characteristics." List provided by the
Florida Biotic Information Consortium.
PLANTATION -- USGenWeb info
about Greenfield Plantation. This Duval County residence was destroyed by Union
troops during the Civil War. Was located west of Mayport.
AUGUSTINE & SLAVERY -- Florida Times-Union article
entitled "St. Augustine Once a Hub of Slave Trade," by Margo
& ST. AUGUSTINE -- St. Augustine.com article entitled "Slavery
and the Oldest City:
The Arrival of Slavery in the New
World Occurred nearly 500 Years Ago; Reminders Remain Today," by Margo
GROVE PLANTATION -- A brief overview of this plantation, from the
Florida Historical Markers Program. BACKGROUND INFO: Mulberry
Grove Plantation was partially located where the Jacksonville Naval Air
Station is now. The plantation was established in about 1787, and
it was once owned by John H. McIntosh. He was a leader in the
so-called Patriot War in 1812. This was an attempt by U.S.
citizens to seize East Florida from the Spanish.
CEMETERY & MULBERRY GROVE PLANTATION -- Florida
Times-Union article entitled "Residents Look to
History," by Sandy Strickland. Tells about Yukon
Cemetery, a small African-American graveyard. BACKGROUND INFO:
Yukon Cemetery is located in a heavily wooded area at Avent Drive &
Roosevelt Boulevard, between Ortega Hills and Yukon. It may have
been first used as a burial ground for the slaves of Mulberry Grove