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Students Invited to Celebrate V.I. Heritage and Culture on St. John

Virgin Islanders celebrate culture and histoy. (Source file photo)

On Friday, Feb. 23, St. John schools and homeschoolers and St. Thomas fourth graders are invited to celebrate the rich culture of the Virgin Islands for Black History Month in the National Park playground in Cruz Bay from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 500 students are expected to attend, the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park announced.

With over 15 demonstrators at Culture Day, students will learn about plants and craft making from Edmund Roberts, Delroy “Ital” Anthony and Charles Jackson, how to make johnny cakes from Loreli Hill, dance the bamboula with Allegra Christopher, and more, according to the press release.

“We are humbled to be in a position thanks to our donors and members to facilitate this wonderful celebration,” says Tonia Lovejoy, executive director, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park. “We thank the culture bearers, performers and artisans involved for their dedication to keeping Virgin Islands’ culture alive for generations to come.”

Teachers interested in having their class attend should please contact Taylor White at twhite@friendsvinp.org. More information on Culture Day can be found on the Friends website at www.friendsvinp.org.

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