Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Monday, February 10, 2014
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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