Secrets of the Dead

Why Slaves Escaped to Florida for Asylum

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Join a team of archaeologists, scientists and historians as they reveal the little-known history of America’s Spanish colonists who settled in Florida in 1565, long before Jamestown or Plymouth were founded. Narrated by actor Jimmy Smits.

Aired: 12/01/17

Rating: NR

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