Hispanic History

Timeline created by khicks0421
In History
  • Jan 1st, 1501

    New World

    New World
    Spanish Settlers bring first African slaves to the New World.
  • Jan 1st, 1513

    La Florida

    La Florida
    Free Africans Juan Garrido and Juan Gonzalez de Leon accompany Juan Ponce de Leon in his exploration of La Floride.
  • Jul 21st, 1526

    United States

    United States
    First enslaved Africans brought to North America by Lucas Vazquez de Allyon expedition; established settlement of San Miguel de Gualape in present-day Georgia; this is the first European settlement in geograpic United States.
  • Apr 15th, 1528

    Tampa Bay

    Tampa Bay
    Panfilo Narvaez attempts to settle area near Tampa Bay with 600 people, including slaves. Lack of supplies and hurrican doom venture
  • Jan 1st, 1536

    Mexico & Pacific Ocean

    Mexico & Pacific Ocean
    Four survivors of the doomed Tampa Bay settlement end up in Mexico & Pacific Ocean after walking through wilderness for eight years. Estevanico, an African slave, ensures their survival by learning to communicate with natives along the way.
  • May 18th, 1539

    Hernando de Soto

    Hernando de Soto
    Hernando de Soto explores Florida and much of the present-day southeastern United States with aid of free and enslaved Africans.
  • Sep 1st, 1565

    St. Augustine

    St. Augustine
    St. Augustine, the oldest permanent city in the USA, established by Spain. It is home to over 600 people, including 50 African slaves. Some of these slaves immediatley escape into the surrounding wilderness.
  • Spanish Governemnt

    Spanish Governemnt
    Spanish government in Florida grants freedom to all runaway slaves from South colonies to the north if slaves agree to convert to Roman Catholicism.
  • English Plantation

    English Plantation
    Hundreds of slaves from English plantation and the South escape to Florida as a result of Spanish government decision.
  • Francisco Menendez

    Francisco Menendez
    Francisco Menendez, an esscped slave from the Carolinas, agrees to help defend Florida from the British in exchange for freedom. Establishes Forth Mose, the first free black settlement in the present-day USA, two miles north of St. Augustine.
  • Fort Mose

    Fort Mose
    Engliah invaders capture Fort Mose; blacks and Spaniards recapture it a few.
  • Spain Trades

    Spain Trades
    Spain trades to Florida to the English in exchange for Havana, Cuba, which Spain had lost during the Seven Year`s War; as a result, large rice and indigo plantations pop up along the St.Jogn`s river in East Florida; thousands of slaves are imported from Africa or brought south from other colonies.