Fort mose and the story of the man who built the first free black settlement in colonial america glennette tilley turner on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in this one of a kind historical picture book author glennette tilley turner tells the story of fort mose. Fascinating book its part biography the story of francisco menendez the black captain of the militia of st augustine florida and a history of fort mose pronounced mosay the first free african settlement in what later became the united states excellently researched with beautifully designed pages full of art and artifact a great addition to historical literature for kids. In this one of a kind historical picture book author glennette tilley turner tells the story of fort mose which was founded in st augustine florida and was the first free african settlement to legally exist in what later became the united states. Fort mose is the premier site on the florida black heritage trail in 1738 the spanish governor of florida manuel de montiano had fort mose pronounced moh say built and established as a free black settlement the first to be legally sanctioned in what would become the territory of the united states. Turner glennette tilley fort mose and the story of the man who built the first free black settlement in colonial americaabrams 2010 42p illus with photographs isbn 978 0 8109 4056 7 1895 r gr 5 8
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