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1733 St. John African Revolution Commemorative Committee Plans Event

Dr. Gilbert A. Sprauve, chairman of the 1733 St. John African Revolution Commemorative Committee, has issued a call for persons interested in attending the annual event, which is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 25.

“Participants travelling to St. John should board either the 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. ferries from St. Thomas. They will be joined by St. John participants in the Frank Powell Park. All participants are asked to assemble on the beach promptly at 9:30 a.m. as the program begins with the traditional conch shell blowing, followed by a libation and welcome remarks,” said Sprauve.

Several Estates will be visited throughout the day including Susannaberg, Adrian, Catherineberg, Annaberg and Fortsberg. The focal point of the day will be the historical perspectives given by presenters on the political and socio-economic climate, and their impact on the enslaved population. Participants also will be treated to a drumming demonstration. 

Attendees are reminded to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and to bring a bottle of water.

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