Higgs Beach African Graves, Key West

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#13 of 13 in Historic Sites in Key West
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 felt connected to the past at this exhibit. Even though it was not what I thought it would be I learned a little bit more about history that I was not aware existed.  more »
  • I had no idea this existed until I visited Higgs Beach. I saw a historical marker and began reading it. It was very informative. The memorial next to the marker has a bit more information in it. It wa...  more »
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