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Virgin Islands Cultural Notebook: July 3rd Emancipation
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It was determined in 1847 that future children born to enslaved laborers would be free, and that slavery would be abolished totally in 1859. Instead of agreeing to the deal, the enslaved began mobilizing, and on July 3rd, 1848, an estimated 8,000 enslaved individuals demanded their freedom 1848, an estimated 8,000 enslaved individuals demanded their freedom in Frederiksted in front of Fort Frederiksværn.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
English Language Arts
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Stephanie Chalana Brown
Date Added:
08/18/2021