A Caribbean Fourth

St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, celebrates Independence Day with tropical flair.

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Howard L. Puckett

Multi-Cultural Affair

A U.S. territory in the Virgin Islands since 1917, St. John is a unique fusion of American and Caribbean traditions.

On July 3, Emancipation Day commemorates the freeing of slaves by the island’s Danish colonizers in 1848. The following day, America’s Declaration of Independence is celebrated.

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