Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Monday, February 10, 2014
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Cemetery tour will honor local black heroes Feb. 22

Sandy Cornish paid for his freedom with money and then with blood, as the former slave mutilated himself so the would-be captors hunting him would no longer view Cornish as a valuable "asset."

Cornish chose Key West as a place to make a new life for himself and his family, moving to the island in the late 1840s and planting an orchard near today's intersection of Truman Aven...

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