African Americans in Florida

African Americans in Florida are residents of the state of Florida who are of African American ancestry. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, African Americans were 16.6% of the state's population.[1] The African-American presence in the peninsula extends as far back as the early 18th century, when African-American slaves escaped from slavery in Georgia into the swamps of the peninsula.

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  1. ^ "Florida QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". 2011. Archived from the original on May 8, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2014.