David Hamilton Jackson was an important figure in the struggle for increased civil rights and worker’s rights in the US Virgin Islands.
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 rate
- The improvement of hygienic conditions of the hospitals
- The repeal of a 1779 law which prohibited independent newspapers
- The need for teachers to receive higher salaries and
- US citizenship for all Virgin Islanders
In 1915, Jackson established the first free newspaper called, The Herald and became a leader to the working class, inspiring them through his editorial column.
November 1st is celebrated as an annual holiday in his honor as Liberty Day or David Hamilton Jackson Day.
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