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Key West’s Black History

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Key West Hand Print Fabrics: An Island Industry

From its beginnings in the 1800s, the maritime industries of Key West were dependent on the skills of Black Bahamians and Black Cubans as sailors, spongers, boat builders, cigar rollers, and fishermen. The contributions of these skilled workers have been marginalized, when their contributions were vital, valuable, and integral. This presentation looks at the patterns and difficulties in Black settlement beginning in the nineteenth century, the diverse industries that the Black population impacted, and how these settlers shaped the island of Key West into what it is today.

Registration is not required to attend this event. Parking is available on the street or at the San Marco Public Library next door to the venue. This program is part of public programming for First Coast Cultural Center’s current exhibition. Learn more at First Coast Cultural Center.

Cori Convertito, Lead Historian at the Florida Keys History Center, received her doctorate in maritime history from the U.K.’s University of Exeter. Today, Convertito heads a center for stewardship, knowledge, and understanding of the historic, cultural, and ecological diversity of the Florida Keys. The center serves as a national focal point for the study, advancement, and preservation of the Keys’ cultural heritage.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the First Coast Cultural Center. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 3 @ 7:00 pm -
February 3 @ 8:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Cori Convertito, Curator
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Event Contact:

Donna Guzzo
(904) 280-0614

Event Venue:

Pawsitive Healing
1617 Thacker Ave
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
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Venue Phone:
(904) 280-0614

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