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Florida Keys Traveler

May 18, 2023

History is frequently made memorable through human tragedy, but it’s always worth telling, always worth preserving.

What surprising role did Key West, the country’s southernmost city, play during the Civil War? How are nearly 300 lives lost during the era of the tragic Transatlantic Slave trade honored here?

Join host Elizabeth Harryman Lasley and producer Jason Paton with Florida Keys History Center lead historian Corey Malcom in Key West at Higgs Beach, home to the African Cemetery.

For information on the African Cemetery at Higgs Beach, visit and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum at To learn more about Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, go to

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