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.