FLOR500, Garden 191 Sitiki (Jack Smith) (1800s) Sitiki was born in Africa and enslaved as a young boy, probably in the early 1800s. He was renamed Jack Smith and lived with his master, Josiah Smith, in Savannah, Georgia, and Connecticut. He was freed after the Civil War and moved to St. Augustine where he became the first black Methodist minister and founded a church. He produced a memoir sometime between 1869 and 1871, which is the only first-person slave narrative in Florida.
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Sitiki (Jack Smith)

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Sitiki (Jack Smith)

(1800s)

Sitiki was born in Africa and enslaved as a young boy, probably in the early 1800s. He was renamed Jack Smith and lived with his master, Josiah Smith, in Savannah, Georgia, and Connecticut.  He was freed after the Civil War and moved to St. Augustine where he became the first black Methodist minister and founded a church. He produced a memoir sometime between 1869 and 1871, which is the only first-person slave narrative in Florida.





 




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