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The Three Queens of the Virgin Islands: a bit of history
8 March 2012Posted by on
I saw this statue on St. Thomas, USVI and it piqued my interest. Below there statue there is a plaque – here is an image and the text of the plaque.
The plaque reads:
THE THREE QUEENS OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
in 1878 three former slave ladies on St. Croix led an insurrection against the Danish Government for improved working and living conditions. During this action a major portion of Frederiksted was destroyed by fire. This revolt is known today as “FIREBURN” and the ladies are renowned as “Queen Mary, Queen Agnes and Queen Matilda” – The Three Queens of the Virgin Islands.