Story of the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Seminole History and the Underground Railroad on Florida TV
FLORIDA’S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: SOUTHERN ROUTE TO FREEDOM
Centuries before a secret network was formed to help slaves escape to Northern states and Canada, The Underground Railroad ran South. As early as 1587, Spain’s La Florida was recorded to be a safe haven for freedom seekers resisting enslavement. In this Florida Crossroads, we remember those Southern Routes to Freedom and the unique group of African descendants called Gullah/Geechee who are still fighting to preserve their identity in America today.
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and William Jefferson who is on the Gullah/Geechee Nation Assembly of Representatives are two of the Gullah/Geechee Seminole Maroon family featured in this piece produced by Florida Reporter Theresa Marsenburg.
Reporter/Producer Theresa Marsenburg of Florida TV took a truth seeking journey with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation along the path that Gullah/Geechee freedom seekers took from Carolina into La Florida.
The piece can be viewed online at
Those in Florida can view FLORIDA CROSSROADS PBS COVERAGE beginning on October 22, 2012:
WJCT (JACKSONVILLE) TUESDAY 2:30 PM
WGCU (FORT MYERS) TUESDAY 12:30 AM
WFSU (TALLAHASSEE) THURSDAY 8:00 PM AND SUNDAY 11:00 AM
WEDU(TAMPA) SUNDAY 1:30 PM
WFSG (PANAMA CITY) THURSDAY 8:30PM AND SUNDAY 11:30 AM
WXEL(WEST PALM BEACH) TUESDAY 5:30 PM
THE FLORIDA CHANNEL DAILY 7:00AM AND 7:00 PM
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