The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society, in partnership with the Mandarin Community Club, will present author Dr. Daniel L. Schafer who will be speaking about Anna Kingsley and her presence in Mandarin.
Dr. Schafer is a Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Florida. He has written several books about North Florida history, including “Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner.”
Anna Kingsley presents a fascinating life. This lecture will be a biographical portrait, exploring her family origins and her journey across the Atlantic to America as a slave, as well as her relationship with Zephaniah Kingsley, Jr. Freed in 1811, Anna moved to a five-acre homestead in what is today Mandarin. Her life in Mandarin and her heroic activities during the “Patriot Rebellion” will be given special emphasis in the talk. Her story is truly one that you will want to hear to better understand the times she lived in right here in our community.