Angola's Ashes

A Newly Excavated Settlement Highlights Florida’s History as a Haven for Escaped Slaves

Called one of the most significant historical sites in Florida and perhaps the U.S. by Florida historian Canter Brown Jr., Angola is a story of struggle, tragedy and, ultimately, survival in the quest for freedom.

06/27/2018 By Isaac Eger

Black History Month

The Story of Jeffrey Bolding, Sarasota's First Slave

Jeffrey Bolding's photo reminds us that our own local history bears the stain of slavery.

02/01/2017 By John McCarthy

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Local Nonprofit Shines Light on Human Trafficking Crisis in Sarasota/Manatee

A new nonprofit rescues victims of the modern-day sex slave trade.

09/02/2013 By Philippe Deiderich