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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, June 12, 2024


May 5, 2001 – Four educators affiliated with the University of the Virgn Islands have contributed the original articles contained in a recently published book presenting an overview of emancipation in the Danish West Indies.
The work, titled "Emancipation in the U.S. Virgin Islands: 150 Years of Freedom, 1848-1998," has been published by the Emancipation 150 Commemoration Commission in collaboration with the V.I. Humanities Council.
Arnold Highfield, University of the Virgin Islands social sciences professor, served as editor of the publication and contributed its annotated bibliography.
Retired UVI history professor Marilyn Krigger wrote an article titled "Emancipation and the New Social Order: Views from the Upper Class."
UVI political science faculty member Malik Sekou wrote on "Political and Economic Aspects of Emancipation."
And Lauren Larsen, director of the Education Department's Cultural Affairs Office, wrote on "Emancipation in Hemispheric Perspective."
The 80-page soft-cover book also contains a poem by Richard A. Schrader Sr., "Freedom in Frederiksted," and a chronology of slavery and emancipation in the history of the Danish West Indies compiled by Svend E. Holsoe and George F. Tyson, along with historical documents from the colonial era.
Priced at $10, the book is available on St. Thomas at Dockside Bookshop and the Humanities Council offices, and on St. Croix at the UVI campus bookstore. For more information, contact the Humanities Council at 776-4044.

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