Pirates, Privateers, and the Fall of Spain’s Empire:
How Spanish American Independence Brought Florida
to the United States
April 20, 2023 at 7 pm
In the summer of 1817, a group of pirates and privateers invaded Amelia Island,
Florida, a Spanish colony, in hopes of striking a blow for the Spanish American
Revolution. This presentation tells the stories of these revolutionary rogues and
their leaders, how they planned to free Florida from Spanish rule, and how the
United States intervened to stop them.
This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
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