Detailed historical research on the enslaved families sold from Highland to Joseph White’s Casa Bianca plantation in the Florida territory in early 1828 is now available on Enslaved.org: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade. The efforts of independent researchers Miranda Burnett and Martin Violette have identified the names of the seventeen enslaved individuals sold from Highland to Florida, as well as their descendants. Research by Burnett and Violette includes the entirety of the 163 individuals enslaved at Casa Bianca, resulting in a database of over 400 names.
Highland congratulates Miranda Burnett and Martin Violette on the recent inclusion of their genealogical research into the peer-reviewed, digital academic Journal of Slavery and Data Preservation (Volume 1 Issue 2), as well as its partner site, Enslaved.org: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade. Both digital projects are Mellon grant-funded through MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University.
We invite you to attend a virtual presentation on Tuesday, March 30 from 7:00-8:00 pm moderated by Highland Education Programs Manager Nancy Stetz to learn more about Burnett and Violette’s research, and the connections between Highland and Casa Bianca plantation. Click on the link below to learn more about this virtual presentation: