Key West

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Known best as a vacation destination and home toartists, beach bums, and celebrities, Key West also boasts a proud African-American heritage that has its roots in the immigration of Caribbean settlers in the late 1800s. Bringing with them valuable skills, such as shipbuilding and other marine trades, and a strong sense of family and community, these immigrants and their descendants made significant contributions to the life of this unique island.
ISBN: 9780738506845
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Black America Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In Key West, authors Norma Jean Sawyer and LaVerne Wells-Bowie have compiled a fascinating collection of vintage photographs that illustrate the remarkable people, historic buildings, and important events that helped shape the island's past and added to the cultural mix of this thriving community. Residents and tourists alike are sure to enjoy this memorable journey through time.
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