516 Duval Street Key West Fl 33040
Limited seating first come first serve.
About the Presentation:
Renowned historians discuss the history of Bahama Village – A moderated panel discussion with local historians that have researched the community and family members who have lived the history.
Moderator: Clayton Lopez, City Commissioner, Key West-Commissioner Lopez will discuss his family memories of growing up in Bahama Village and the effect that segregation had on the members of the community.
About the Panelists:
Jeff Stotts will discuss African Americans in mid-nineteenth century Key West and their contributions to the building of ￼Fort Jefferson and Fort Zachary Taylor.
Roosevelt Sands (multi-generational Conch)-Mr. Sands will discuss the multi-cultural aspects of what was referred to as black town and the legacy of some of the most prominent families.
Carmen Turner (Former commissioner for Bahama village)-As the first commissioner of Bahama Village and a member of one of the largest families, Ms. Turner will focus on the progress of Bahama Village from her childhood until the present.
Corey Malcom, Director of Archaeology, Mel Fisher Maritime Museum-Mr. Malcom has extensively researched the black cemetery at Fort West Martello and will show where the unmarked graves are believed to be and their significance on the eradication of the slave trade.
Tom Hambright, Monroe County Historian of the Monroe County Library-Mr. Hambright has 50 years of Key West history research. He will weave a story of events and individuals that created Bahama Village.