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Shaping an Island: Key West’s Black History

January 5 @ 6:00 pm

The Key West Art and Historical Society is building cultural equity by telling the stories of the Black community’s significant contributions to local culture and industry, as documented in artwork and historic documents. This talk seeks to redress a serious omission: that the substantial contributions of people of color are under-represented Key West’s historical narrative.

From its beginnings in the 1800s, the maritime industry of Key West was dependent on the skills of Black Bahamians and Black Cubans as sailors, spongers, boat builders and fishermen. The contributions of these skilled workers have been marginalized, when in truth, their contributions were vital, valuable and integral. This project will be a step forward in doing what we all should have been doing for years – celebrating the true diversity of the heritage of the island city of Key West.

Registration is suggested, but not required. This program funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Key West Art and Historical Society.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

January 5 @ 6:00 pm -
January 5 @ 6:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Cori Convertito, Curator & Historian, Key West Art & Historical Society
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Event Contact:

Cori Convertito
(305) 295-6616

Event Venue:

Tropic Cinema
416 Eaton St
Key West, Florida 33040
Venue Phone:
(305) 295-6616

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