Special Edition of
EVOLVE Magazine

Shining a Light on Success

The Story of Fort Mose
Fall 2023, Vol. 1


Fort Mose: America’s First Free Black Town

In 1687, a group of eight men, two women and a child traveled by dugout seeking freedom from enslavement in a Carolina colony. They found it in St. Augustine. Four years later, the Spanish King Carlos II issued the first official crown position on runaway enslaved people that made

A Look at the Organization that Preserves and Supports Fort Mose

The project to reconstruct Fort Mose will stand out as a milestone for the Fort Mose Historical Society, but it will be one in a long line of achievements for the volunteer organization. The citizen support organization was formed in 1996 after archaeological work on the site of the