St. John Tradewinds News

Annual Pilgrimage to Fortsberg Planned for November 25

Post Office Box 913
St. John, VI 00831

For Immediate Release
Gilbert A. Sprauve, Chairman

ST. JOHN – Dr. Gilbert A. Sprauve, Chairman of the 1733 St. John African Revolution Commemorative Committee, has issued a call for persons interested in attending the annual 1733 St. John African Revolution Commemoration, which is scheduled for Friday, November 25, 2016.

“Participants traveling to St. John should board either the 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. ferries from St. Thomas. They will be joined by St. John participants in the Frank Powell Park. All participants are asked to assemble on the beach promptly at 9:30 a.m. as the program begins with the traditional conch shell blowing, followed by a Libation and Welcome remarks,” informed Sprauve.

Several Estates will be visited throughout the day including Susannaberg, Adrian, Catherineberg, Annaberg and Fortsberg. The focal point of the day will be the historical perspectives given by presenters on the political and socio-economic climate, and their impact on the enslaved population. Participants also will be treated to a Drumming demonstration.

Persons interested in attending the annual 1733 Commemoration activities are reminded to wear comfortable shoes and clothing and to bring a bottle of water. More information will follow.