Anna Kingsley

In 1811, a plantation owner in Spanish East Florida signed a manumission paper, officially freeing his 18-year-old wife, a Senegalese woman. He assured Spanish authorities of her “nicety and fidelity” as well as her “good qualities." Her name was Anna Kingsley. Captured in the endemic violence of west Africa, Anna lived an extraordinary life.

Jan 3, 2024 | 16:34 | Josh Geiger

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