The public, students and visitors are invited to the 34th annual educational tour and commemorative pilgrimage to the sites of the 1733 Enslaved African Revolution on St. John.
This tour offers a look at the historical sites that are part of the Nov. 23, 1733 Fortsberg uprising where enslaved African people overcame a Danish garrison. The staging of this event has inspired other historic walking tours on St. Thomas.
It is much better than reading history from a book. Hear what historians and scholars have to say about Fortsberg and the people who made it happen.
The group boards a ferry to St. John at 9 a.m. Friday morning from the Urman Fredericks Marine Terminal at Red Hook. They are expected to board safari buses on St. John that will lead them around the island for presentations and a few cultural treats.
Organizers recommend those joining the tour dress comfortably, wear durable shoes, pack water and a light lunch.
The 34th annual educational tour and commemorative pilgrimage to the sites of the 1733 Enslaved African Revolution on St. John will be held on the island of St. John Friday, November 23. The tour will include stops at Estate Adrian, Catherineberg, Susannaberg, Fortsberg and Annaberg.
For more information call Dr. Gilbert Sprauve at 340 642 0029; Leba Ola-Niy, 340 998 1792 or Clarence Leonard, 340 643 5320.
There is a fee for the bus tour for adults and children, 11 years and younger. Call for further information.