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Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office

The slave revolt on St. John in 1733 marks one of the earliest uprisings by enslaved African peoples in the Americas. The island of St. Thomas was historically recognized as a slave-trading hub,which attracted a cosmopolitan group of settlers. The enslaved uprisings of 1848, which led to the abolition of slavery in the Danish West Indies, coincided with a network of planned uprisings that included the islands of Martinique, Gudaeloupe, St. Croix, and Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Location: #17 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact Person: Myron D. Jackson

Contact Information: 340-776-8605 (main phone) / 340-776-7236 (fax) / sankofa@viaccess.net