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Please Save the Date:
Monday, January 15, 2018
(Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday)

The 180th Anniversary
Seminole Maroon
Spiritual Remembrance

of the two
Battles of the Loxahatchee

Battlefield Park
9060 West Indiantown Road
Jupiter, Florida 33478

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

We extend a Special Invitation . . .
To Local, National, and International Spiritual leaders to gather on these Hallowed Grounds.

The Battles of the Loxahatchee River
The two Battles, known as Powell’s Battle and Jesup’s Battle, fought on January 15 and 24, 1838, during the Second Seminole War in Palm Beach County, Florida, pitted a few hundred Native and African American Seminoles against approximately 1,500 U.S. troops and Tennessee Volunteers.  The outnumbered Seminoles were not defeated, but withdrew into the Everglades. Weeks later, they were lured to Fort Jupiter and captured under a flag of truce.  Some of the captives were turned over to “slave catchers,” while most were deported westward on the Trail of Tears, where descendants of the survivors still maintain communities today, in Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico.
The fallen who fought on both sides in these battles are honored and remembered every January at the sacred site of the Battlefield.

Presented by
The Florida Black Historical Research Project, Inc.
Information: 305-751-9791

in partnership with
Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists

Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department

NOTE: 2018 will begin a new tradition of holding the Annual Spiritual Remembrance
on the Dr. MLK Jr. holiday itself.  This year will also mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King,
a time to take stock of our social progress in the last half century.

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