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2005: The St. Augustine You Never Knew

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Speaker Series - 2005

The St. Augustine You Never Knew

Three evenings of history, exploring important but little-known people and events in nineteenth century St. Augustine

The Last Siege of St. Augustine

March 9 Dr. James Cusick, Curator of the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida and author of The Other War of 1812: The Patriot War and the American Invasion of Spanish East Florida recounts the colorful events and long term impacts of the War of 1812 in north Florida

The St Augustine Hurricane of 1811

March 16 Dr. Sherry Johnson, Associate Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University and author of The Social Transformation of Eighteenth Century Cuba , discusses the environmental, social and political impacts of the disastrous 1811 hurricane in St. Augustine.

Uncle Jack Sitiki

March 23 Dr. Patricia Griffin, Anthropologist and author of Mullet on the Beach, tells the story of Uncle Jack, a former African slave of historian Buckingham Smith, who lived and wrote in St. Augustine.