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Historic Coal Strike Event
September 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The public is invited to the 15th annual virtual edition of the “Dollar fo’ Dollar Culture & History Tour: A Remembrance of the Coal Workers Strikes of 1892 on St. Thomas”, using online platforms to include Zoom and Facebook Live. The free event will be packed with elements essential to the tour, to include: conch shell blowing, bamboula dancing and drumming, with special workshops especially for youth on how to dance the bamboula, how to play the congas and how to tie a headwrap. Ann Norregaard, a guest presenter from Denmark, will provide new research on the 1892 Coal Workers Strike from her book, which is named after the commemorative tour, in an interview with tour guides and genealogists Nadine Marchena Kean CPM and Ruby Simmonds Esannason DA. For more information, call or text 202-858-7585