The residents living in REAL ESTATE ST CROIX
turned out at the Grove Place community last Thursday, to be a part of the celebrations to commemorate the life of David Hamilton Jackson.
The Grove Place Action Committee hosted its annual Liberty Day celebrations to commemorate Jackson as a banker, journalist, educator, attorney, community activist and labor leader.
Lifelong committee member, Denis Lynch said,” Hamilton Jackson was a man that defended a number of things, including freedom of the press, union rights and land acquisition.”
He urged those who attended, to go out and exercise their right to vote, reminding them that Jackson and others fought to secure and preserve that right.
Raymond Williams, chairman of the Action Committee, said he continues to be proud of the history of Grove Place and continues to call it “the mecca of the Virgin Islands.”
After the ceremony, residents lined up to take part in the traditional feast of more than 300 pounds of beef, which was still roasting into the early hours of Thursday morning.