I think that it is time to open up this country for many more ‘Casinos’?
Please do not take this the wrong way, remember my posting on one of my ancestors?
However, this is one important reason why I must keep challenging Seminole Casino’s?
I am sure that Mr. Griffin is a very good historian and is up on “Black History” and he should remind the writer that
Indians did not/do not wear costumes?
Also just to prove a point if I may?
John Griffin is a mixed blood Alabama/Florida Indian as are all Seminoles, so why the casinos all over the state?
Go to any “Indian Nation” (Reservation) and you will be preached about
And yet, most of those preachers are also “Mixed Blood’s”?
As part of Black History Month, the Leesburg Public Library today will host John Griffin, a local historian and Black Seminole descendant.
The costumed Griffin will present a program on the Black Seminoles at 11 a.m.
Griffin’s ancestors include Hampton Sinclair, an Alabama slave who ran away and became a medicine man after marrying a full-blooded Seminole Indian woman, according to a press release from the library.
Black Seminoles fought during the Second Seminole War with Chief John Horse, leading a band that defeated U.S. troops in the Battle of Okeechobee, according to the African American Registry.
Griffin participates each year in the Dade Battlefield Re-enactment, which has brought together a collection of authentic clothing, weapons and utensils.
Griffin is knowledgeable about black cowboys, such as the Buffalo Soldiers, and the collection also features paraphernalia from that group.
A native of Groveland, Griffin was first elected to the city council in 2002. He was vice mayor in 2008 and 2009.
Later this month, the library will have programs such as African-American genealogy, a Civil Rights folk concert, a lecture on 400 years of African- American history and a one-man show featuring writings by Frederick Douglass and Tupac.
The library is at 100 E. Main St. in Leesburg. For information, call 352-728-9790 or email librarian@ Leesburgflorida.gov.
John Griffin’s ancestors include Hampton Sinclair, an Alabama slave who ran away and became a medicine man after marrying a full-blooded Seminole Indian woman.
A MEDICINE MAN?
UCHEE INDIAN TRIBAL NATION / SUBMITTED
Also Mixed Blood.
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