A very special annual tour is scheduled this month on St. John. Â Chuck Pishko, President of the St. John Historical Society, wrote an
article in this weeks Tradewinds newspaper titled, “Fortsberg – Time of Rememberance and Rejoicing.” Â “On Friday, November 23rd, the St. John African Slave Revolution Committee and the Pan-African Support Group will conduct their 29th annual tour of the sites of the revolution on St. John and all are invited. Â The sites visited will include Estates Adrian, Catherineberg and Annaberg. Â The tour ends with a hike up Fortsberg to see where the revolution began on November 23, 1733.”
“Atop Fortsberg was the Danish Fort where the enslaved Africans overpowered the soldiers . Â The slaves were driven to this extreme act by the inhumane conditions foisted upon them.” Â There is much history to know on St. John and to be able to walk the walk and hear the talk by VI historian Gilbert Sprauve Â and retired VI educator and author Sele Adeyemi is a very special event, not to be missed.