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Flagler to host screening of 'Secrets of Spanish Florida'

Nov 21, 2017

WJCT and Flagler College will hold a preview on Nov. 27 of “Secrets of Spanish Florida: A Secrets of the Dead Special,” as well as a discussion about why this history is so important for everyone to know.

“Secrets of Spanish Florida: A Secrets of the Dead Special” uncovers the story of St. Augustine, the first permanent European settlement in the United States. Founded in 1565 by the Spanish – two generations before Jamestown and Plymouth – it became a melting pot of the people they brought with them. The film follows some of America’s leading archaeologists, maritime scientists and historians as they share the story of Florida’s earliest settlers.

There will be a reception at 7 p.m. followed by the screening at 7:30 p.m. A discussion and Q&A will follow led by Timothy Johnson, Ph.D., Craig and Audrey Thorn Distinguished Professor of Religion at Flagler College. The panelists will include James G. Cusick, Ph.D., curator of the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History at the University of Florida; Susan Richbourg Parker, Ph.D, historian who specializes in the Spanish presence in the colonial southeast; and Robbie Gordon, producer and writer of “Secrets of Spanish Florida,” and a former professor of Communication at Flagler.

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