Higgs Beach African Graves, Key West

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
The African Cemetery at Higgs Beach is an historic cemetery in Key West, Florida. It contains the graves of Africans who died after being rescued in 1860 from captured slave ships. The cemetery was discovered in 2002 using ground-penetrating radar. On June 26, 2012, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • I was impressed that the layout was done so thoughtfully and compassionately. Take a moment to reflect and remember those who were so innocent and treated so wrongly.  more »
  • Key West has plenty of history and stories. The African Cemetery Memorial at Higgs Beach is one of them. There are not many areas in the USA with a bonafide “African Cemetery.” There are 294 souls.....  more »

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