This unique, historical notebook was created to honor an important figure in the struggle for increased civil rights and worker's rights in the Danish West Indies.
DAVID HAMILTON JACKSON
When the islands were under Danish rule, Jackson traveled to Denmark to petition for better living conditions for the working class.
He specifically addressed the issues of:
🗞 Lowering the Infant mortality
🗞 The improvement of hygienic conditions of the hospitals
🗞 The repeal of a 1779 law which prohibited independent newspapers and
🗞 Facilities for Teachers to receive higher salaries
THE HERALD NEWSPAPER
In 1915, Jackson was successful and established the first free newspaper in St. Croix called, The Herald.
He became a leader to the working class inspiring them through his editorial column.
He shared his lists of must-read books as well as stories from around the world of the great accomplishments made by Black men and women like themselves.
A motto he once used was: "The longer and harder the battle, the sweeter the victory."
In his honor, November 1st is celebrated as an annual holiday. It's referred to as Liberty Day or David Hamilton Jackson Day.
This journal is perfect for school notes or memoirs and would make a great gift for someone who loves the island's history!
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🗞 Front cover image: David Hamilton Jackson
🗞 © Det Kgl. Bibliotek
🗞 120 page, ruled line, single pages
🗞 Black back cover with pocket
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