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V.I. History Month: Red Cross Has Been Active in the USVI since 1917

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by Presidential Proclamation since 1943. By happy coincidence, March also is Virgin Islands History Month.

V.I. History: St. John’s Southside Road Renamed for Calypsonian, Businessman Rudolph “Pimpy” Thomas, Jr.

Rudolph "Pimpy" Thomas was a St. John fixture, musician, sportsman, businessman, family man and policeman at various times in his life. For all the people he touched and lives he enriched, the Legislature passed a resolution renaming Cruz Bay's South Side Road in his honor.

Major Historical Event: Commemorate St. John Slave Revolt of 1733 Online Friday

St. Johnians, Virgin Islanders and everyone interested in the history of enslaved Africans' struggle for freedom can commemorate and learn more about the 1733 slave revolt on St. John online this Friday evening through Zoom or on Facebook.

Wayne Adams: In Death and In Life, One in a Million

A few days after St. Thomas writer, historian and entertainer Wayne Adams died from the novel coronavirus, the loss of life to the same disease was approaching one million people worldwide since March.

Dollar fo’ Dollar Tour Goes Digital

This year, St. Thomas’ celebrated Dolla Fo’ Dolla tour is going the way of many museums and art galleries and will be hosted entirely online.

Discussion Begins on When the Statues Fall in the V.I.

The removal of Confederate, colonialist, imperialist and enslaver monuments all over the world in recent months has sparked a conversation about the power of monuments and memories in the Virgin Islands.

Op-Ed: Healing the Present by Owning the Past

The Virgin Islands needs to address its symbols, statues and names of public spaces to make sure that they represent the values of the territory, and they honor those who came before and sacrificed so much so that their descendants would have a better life.

Artist Kirk Rojas Honors V.I. Culture and History for Emancipation Day

Virgin Islands and Caribbean history inspires multimedia digital artist Kirk Rojas.
Students on St. Thomas wear their V.I. History shirts on Feb. 28. (V.I. Department of Education photo)

T-Shirt Teaches a Little V.I. History *Update – Here’s How You Can Buy One Too*

St. Thomas school students rocked a new T-shirt commemorating influential Virgin Islanders, from the first elected governor to basketball great Tim Duncan. The idea to design the shirts came from Brenda Fredericks and Nosakere Richardson.
Near Fort Frederik, where Danish police and military personnel retreated during the 1878 Fireburn rebellion, Angela Golden Bryan sits down to talk about her fictional screenplay inspired by the revolt. (Source photo by Wyndi Ambrose)

‘Fireburn Screenplay’ Shares STX History with the World

What started as a talking point for a Toastmasters presentation is now a screenplay that hopes to share the fight for human rights during St. Croix’s 1878 Fireburn with an international audience.

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