Africans, Greeks and Sicilians were gathered in their coastal homeland and promised a better life in a new world. Laborers were promised freedom after completing eight years of labor on an indigo plantation in New Smyrna Beach. Poor living and working conditions prompted slave laborers to rebel after a few years. Slave laborers marched north to St. Augustine where they were granted freedom. Descendants from this group are known as Mincoran in current day St. Augustine.