In 1860, the U.S. Navy intercepted three slave trading ships and diverted them to Key West. The Key West community was so appalled at the treatment of the human cargo that they worked collectively to provide food and shelter for the almost 1500 Africans who would have been sold into slavery.  

Despite their efforts, hundreds of them died and were subsequently buried at Higgs Beach in what has come to be known as the African Cemetery.

This immersive, 360 degree, original short film chronicles the construction of the African Cemetery Memorial at Higgs Beach in Key West, Florida, which began in 2007 with the pouring of the concrete foundation to the installation of the ornamental fencing in 2010.

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