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Consequences of Columbus's voyage on the Tainos and Europe
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When Columbus arrived in the Caribbean, he met the Taino people. In this video, Kim explores the consequences of Columbus's voyage for the Taino people, as well as the changes wrought in Europe by Spain's New World exploits.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Kim Kutz
Date Added:
07/15/2021
Melvin Herbert Evans is the Virgin Islands' first elected Governor
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Melvin Herbert Evans is the Virgin Islands' first elected governor. Evans graduated from Howard University with a B.S. in 1940 and from the Howard College of Medicine with an M.D. four years later, following graduation from high school on St. Thomas. He then worked in a variety of medical and public health positions for the United States and the Virgin Islands.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Virgin Islands Culture
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Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Stephanie Chalana Brown
Date Added:
08/09/2021
Unearthing the lives of enslaved Africans
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Excavations on St. Croix fill in history’s blanksAn all-black team of archaeologists explains their approach to unearthing the day-to-day lives of enslaved A...

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Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Virgin Islands History
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Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Science Magazine
Date Added:
09/07/2021
Virgin Islands Cultural Notebook: Denmark Vesey
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Denmark Vesey worked as a carpenter and was formerly an enslaved person. Vesey was born in the Danish West Indies, which are now known as the Virgin Islands of the United States. Vesey allegedly plotted an enslaved uprising in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1822 to coincide with Bastille Day. Vesey patterned his movement after Haiti's successful 1791 slave revolt.

Subject:
Caribbean History
U.S. History
Anthropology
Virgin Islands Culture
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Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Stephanie Chalana Brown
Date Added:
08/10/2021
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
Virgin Islands Cultural Notebook: Virgin Islands Puerto Rican Friendship Day
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Friendship Day between the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is a public holiday observed in the United States Virgin Islands on the second Monday of October. The holiday was established in 1964 by Governor Paiewonsky to recognize Puerto Ricans who live in the Virgin Islands or have made significant contributions to the territory.
The date was chosen to coincide with Columbus Day, as it was seen as "an ideal day for recognizing Americans' solidarity with the Caribbean.

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Elementary Education
Caribbean History
Virgin Islands Culture
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education
Date Added:
08/11/2021