Key West’s Black History: Shaping An Island With Dr. Cori Convertito

Key West Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West
FL 33040
November 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note: This event is available virtually or in-person. See link below to register for the livestream.

The Key West Art and Historical Society, in partnership with Monroe County Public Libraries, 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 in our island’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 has been marginalized, when in truth, their contributions were vital, valuable and integral.

This event will be in the Library’s Auditorium. Masks are required inside the building. Free and open to the public.

Or register for the livestream at: http://kwahs.org/…/dss-key-wests-black-history-shaping…