New Program: Fort Gadsden turns 200!

This week marks the 200th anniversary of the building of Fort Gadsden at Prospect Bluff on Florida’s Apalachicola River. Two Egg TV is marking the occasion with the release of our new program Fort Gadsden: American Power in Spanish Florida: To learn more about the British occupation of Prospect Bluff during the War of 1812 and […]

Vacapachasie: Black Seminole chief in Jackson County, Florida

The story of the maroons or “Black Seminoles” is one of the most interesting in Florida history. Maroons were escaped slaves. Slavery was against the law in Spanish Florida for much of its colonial history. In fact, the first American “Underground Railroad” ran south, not north.  African slaves from the Carolinas slipped south through the […]

Excerpt: The Fort at Prospect Bluff documentary

The Fort at Prospect Bluff (or “Negro Fort”) was built by the British in 1814 and destroyed by U.S. forces in 1816. It was the scene of the deadliest cannon shot in American history, a 9-pound cannonball that blew up the gunpowder magazine and killed 270 of the 320 men, women and children within its […]