The Last Slave Ships in Key West

Episode Number: 
012
Mark-In Point: 
19:43
Length: 
06:17

Cory Malcolm, director of archaeology at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, and Madeleine Burnside, president of the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, discuss the capture of three slave ships in the 1860s by the U.S. Navy that were brought to Key West. Local residents protected the Africans until they were relocated to Liberia.

Subject 1: 
African American

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