Day: February 14, 2020

Black History Month Pathfinder Profiles: Nelson Tillis

Nelson Tillis was an African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist and pioneer. He was the first free African-American man to settle in Ft. Myers. Nelson immediately became essential to the community in Ft. Myers. He worked as a fisherman, farmer and a fishing guide. He hauled the building materials used to construct some of the first buildings in…

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