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.
Brevard Cultural Alliance's mission is to build and sustain a dynamic and vibrant arts and cultural sector integral to Brevard County's quality of life.
With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, FHC grants primarily respond to the needs of local communities, but they often address topics of statewide interest. FHC is particularly interested in projects that are collaborative, attract diverse audiences, encourage active participation from the public, and explore humanities topics and disciplines in interesting and engaging ways.
This project is sponsored in part by The Jessie Ball duPont Fund.