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In February, we honor our Black history

Posted Feb 6, 2017 Posted by Be the first to comment

Charles Dupont, Sheriff of Monroe County in 1888, with his family.

Join us in paying tribute to the African-Americans who shaped Keys history by visiting these library resources:

Tom Hambright has created this presentation of images of important people, places and events. Black History

Click here to listen to interviews with Roosevelt Sands Sr., Grace Jones, and many others, including a musical performance by Coffee Butler.

Our first (and still favorite) Flickr photo collection is this one of World War I Waterfront Passes . It contains many beautiful portraits of Key West workers of African descent and includes their name, occupation, address, and nationality. Here’s Edwin Barry of 716 Galveston Lane, a porter with the Florida East Coast Railway:

 

 

 

 

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