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Charlotte Amalie
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Granddaughter is Proud of Heritage

Dear Source:
Thank you for the wonderful article written about my grandfather entitled "Black History Spotlight: Herbert Hosea Heywood." My grandfather died the year I was born, thus I knew nothing more about him than what was mentioned in conversations from time to time. My grandfather has not been in any history books to date; however, I believe he is worthy of mention in our Virgin Islands history books. The entire Heywood family has a history worth knowing.
Again, I thank you for sharing Herbert Hosea Heywood's story. I assure you there will be many more Black History Spotlight articles featuring Heywoods in the years to come. As so long as there is a St. Croix, there will be Heywood pride.
Saadia Maria "Chi" (Heywood) Payne
St. Croix

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