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Higgs Beach: African memorial speaks to Key West’s cultural heart

Experts believe Higgs Beach in Key West is the site of the only African refugee cemetery in the United States.

Re-enactment of the Battle of Fort Mose.

Historic re-enactment celebrates North America’s first free black settlement

The village near St. Augustine was created in 1738 — 37 years before the first shots were fired in the Revolutionary War. Fort Mose (pronounced “Moh-say”) would become an asylum for runaway slaves from the Carolinas and Georgia who sought refuge from slavery in the British colonies.