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Originally called as the Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, the Fort Mose Historic State Park is a National Historic Landmark built in 1783. It was where the Spanish government puts the free black men that they have convinced to move to Florida, become free, convert to Catholicism, and serve the crown for four years.

The Fort Mose is very historically significant, being the first black settlement that was legally sanctioned in an area that would eventually become a part of the United States. The actual process of getting African Americans to the Spanish side started in the 1600s when Spain offered an official asylum to British slaves. When the fort was destroyed in 1740, most of the Spanish forces fled to Cuba. They took the freed slaves with them.

Today, the Fort Mose Historic State Park is a Florida State Park offering great activities and historical information to its visitors.
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