The Spanish Founding of Florida & the Spanish Jesuit Massacre of Ajacán (Modern-Day Virginia)

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René Goulaine de Laudonnière founded Fort Caroline in what is now Jacksonville in 1564 as a haven for the Huguenot Protestant refugees from religious persecution. Further down the coast, in 1565 Pedro Menéndez de Avilés founded San Agustín (St. Augustine), which is the oldest continuously-inhabited European settlement in any US state. From this base of operations, the Spanish began building Catholic missions. On September 20, 1565, Menéndez de Avilés attacked Fort Caroline, killing most of the French Huguenot soldiers defending it.  Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of Spanish colonization in the East Coast. He will discuss which family shows a possible connection to the Spanish Jesuit Massacre of Ajacán (Modern-Day Virginia).

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

CE South Building

Angelo Cervantes 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/26/2017 - 5/26/2017 Weekly - Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Angelo Cervantes