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Kappa Men Complete 22nd Annual Freedom Walk 

St. Croix, USVI Alumni Chapter Brothers L-R: Devante Joseph, Vice Polemarch, Brother Antonio"Tony" Emanuel, Strategus and Didier Hughes III, Polemarch.
St. Croix, USVI Alumni Chapter Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc., from left, Devante Joseph, Vice Polemarch, Brother Antonio “Tony” Emanuel, Strategus, and Didier Hughes III, Polemarch, stand in front of Fort Frederik upon the completion of their Freedom Walk on Sunday, Emancipation Day. (Submitted photo)

The St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Alumni Chapter Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc. completed the 15.6-mile 22nd annual Freedom Walk on Sunday, Emancipation Day, trekking from Fort Christianvaern in Christiansted to Fort Frederik in Frederiksted.

This walk is in observance of the July 3, 1848 revolt and commemorates the 174th anniversary of Emancipation Day and celebrates the enslaved Africans who marched to Frederiksted and demanded freedom on the morning of July 3, 1848, in what is now called Buddhoe Park, the chapter said in a press release.

The historic revolt, led by molasses boiler Moses “General Buddhoe” Gottlieb, won freedom for slaves throughout the Danish West Indies almost 15 years before Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in the United States.

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