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Frederiksted

Fireburn Talk for Youth: Why is October 1, 1878 significant in Virgin Islands History?

Stephanie Chalana Brown, VIDE Director, Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education & CMCArts Board Member, will engage our youth in a discussion about this significant day in Virgin Islands History. All ages are welcome to attend this free event.

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Fireburn Talk for Youth: Why is October 1, 1878 significant in Virgin Islands History?
Fireburn Talk for Youth: Why is October 1, 1878 significant in Virgin Islands History?

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Frederiksted, 10 Strand St, Frederiksted, St Croix 00840, USVI

About the Event

The date of October 1st commemorates Contract Day and the legendary Fireburn revolt that took place on October 1, 1878. We celebrate a history of strength and courage demonstrated by the women of that era, our Queens, who stood up for the rights of the masses regarding fair pay and fair labor practices.

Stephanie Chalana Brown, VIDE Director, Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education & CMCArts Board Member, will engage our youth in a discussion about this significant day in Virgin Islands History. All ages are welcome to attend this free event.

Fireburn: Art & Talk Event partcipants are encouraged to attend Waldemar Brodhurst Fireburn Queen Wire Scuplture Workshop.  There is a morning workshop session 10am-Noon prior to the talk.  The afternoon workshop session will follow the talk from 2-4pm.  The  Fireburn Queen Wire Scuplture Workshop details and registeration can be found under classes on our website.  There is limited space, so please register online.   

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