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Emancipation Day Drummers play in front of Fort Frederik at the end of the Walk to Freedom. (Source photo by Elisa McKay)

Emancipation Day ‘Walk to Freedom’ Draws Over 100 in its 20th Year

The 20th year of the Emancipation Day “Walk to Freedom” drew a diverse group of more than 100 residents in the Fort-to-Fort trek on July 3. Participants walked 15.6-mile from Fort Christianvaern to Fort Frederik.
The Dollar fo’ Dollar tour passes through Emancipation Garden. (Priscilla Hintz Rivera photo)

USVI Commemorating 172 Years Since Emancipation with Virtual Concerts, Marches and More

Events marking Emancipation Day will be held on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

As Support for Black Lives Matter Movement Grows in Denmark, ‘Colonial Amnesia’ Persists

In recent weeks outrage over police brutality in the United States and the subsequent worldwide proliferation of the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked a debate in Denmark, forcing the country to grapple with its own issues of systemic racism.
Anna Heegaard (photo courtesy of Ancestry.com).

Remembering Emancipation: Von Scholten’s Mistress Played Important Role in Emancipation

Anna Heegaard, the consort of Gov. Gen. Peter von Scholten for 20 years, played an important part “behind the curtains” in bringing about emancipation on July 4, 1848, according to a descendant.

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