Henry Louis Gates spent some time here last summer filming an episode of African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross for PBS. Tonight we will see the results of that visit with the current episode, Black Atlantic. Just north of St. Augustine is the site of Fort Mose, the first free black town in what would become the United States. This episode looks at Fort Mose’s place in history and introduces Georges Biassou who was born a slave in Haiti but would become a Spanish general.
Look for it tonight at 8:00 pm (Eastern) on your local PBS station.