Answer to Question #48521 in History for cristina

Question #48521
How can I honor david Hamilton Jackson today?
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Answer on Question #48521, History, OtherDavid Hamilton Jackson (1884-1946) was a United States VirginIslands civil rights leader. At the time of his birth, the Territory was
under the rule of Danish West Indies. Jackson was an important figure in
the struggle for increased civil liberties and workers' rights on the
islands. He petitioned for freedom of the press, was involved in the
territory's labor movement, and, when the Danish West Indies became the U.S.
Virgin Islands in 1917, he lobbied for citizenship for the islanders.
On Saturday, Nov. 1 the Grove Place Action Committee put on its annual Liberty
Day celebration honoring the life and legacy of David Hamilton Jackson in the
park named in his honor.

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