The Key West Race War of 1897

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The Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel. (You can read more about that at keysweekly.com.) You can also fight racism. While we celebrate...

LOST …. Two readers in search of old friends — Inez and Snowball

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At the Keys Weekly, we received not one, but two letters this week strangely similar. The first, from a former Keys resident, is looking to...
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Love Me Do – The dark side of Mallory Square

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The Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel. (See keysweekly.com for that story.)  You can fight racism, too. While we celebrate...

Slavery at Fort Taylor & Fort Jefferson

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The Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel. You too can fight racism. While we celebrate Key West as “One Human Family,” we must not forget...

How the Beatles fought racism from a Key West motel

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Beatlemania took America by storm in 1964, but that same year, the president of the Florida Hotel & Motel Association dumped muriatic acid on black...

The Bum Farto Files: The Ballad of Titus Walters

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(Editor's Note: This week's installment of The Bum Farto Files includes details of a murder and crime scene that some readers may find disturbing.)

Peaceful march starts at African cemetery

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On Friday, June 19, a peaceful Freedom March in Key West will recognize and celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest commemoration of the end of slavery in...

New book, co-authored by local, is a fascinating look at the past

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Here’s a little known fact about Brian Schmitt of Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate: besides being an industry expert on one of the Keys’ most...

The Bum Farto Files: The Perfect Storm

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Key West Fire Chief Joseph "Bum" Farto disappeared on Feb. 16, 1976, while awaiting sentencing for a drug trafficking conviction stemming from Operation Conch –...

The Bum Farto Files: The Dollar Dance

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Key West Fire Chief Joseph “Bum” Farto disappeared on Feb. 16, 1976, while awaiting sentencing for a drug trafficking conviction stemming from Operation Conch – a sting...