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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  • 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 »
  • After being told about this historic site during our trolley tour, walked from our hotel the next day and educated on the plight of African slaves on their way to Cuba and the unfortunate outcome of.....  more »
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