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Dollar fo’ Dollar Seeks Persons for Oral History Project on V.I. Coal Workers

The Dollar fo’ Dollar Culture and History Tour seeks persons with relatives who were coal workers in the Virgin Islands for an exciting oral history project. Registration is due by Monday, May 17. Participants will share and record stories remembering their loved ones, who were a vital part of the coal industry in the territory. They will receive a CD copy of their interviews, which will be documented through the national StoryCorps program and archived at the Library of Congress.

Recording will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 22, at the V.I. Cultural Heritage Institute.
The Dollar fo’ Dollar Culture and History Tour is held annually in September to celebrate the hundreds of 19th-century coal laborers and Queen Coziah, who on September 12, 1892, led a successful protest in the streets of downtown Charlotte Amalie for better pay. For more information or to register, call 473-7943, 643-5851, or 777-1012.
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