Celebrate With Us

Join us in commemorating the U.S. Virgin Islands 175th Emancipation with inclusive programs that Educate, Engage, and Inspire Virgin Islanders to renew and strengthen our achievements. The shared experiences of 175 Years will ignite our imaginations and frame the narrative of the next 175 years.

Emancipation Events

Let us come together to celebrate, commemorate and educate ourselves on the history of Emancipation and enjoy the freedom of today.

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Get Involved

Learn how you can be involved with this exciting opportunity to assist in celebrating the 175th Emancipation Events.

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About Us

Learn more about the 175th Emancipation Committee. Meet the members and what they are trying to achieve in 2023

The Mission & Vision

Keepers of the Flame

Here we honor posthumously the 175 Keepers of the Flame whose contributions since 1848 demand community praise and recognition. As the Keepers of the Flame receptions on St. Thomas on April 4, and St. Croix on April 12 draw near, the Committee will publish brief Profiles of the Keepers of the Flame. Stay tuned!

Meet the Keepers

Living Legends

Here we honor those among us who continue to carry on the legacy and spirit of Emancipation to improve the lives and fortunes of all Virgin Islanders. Their contributions have been and still are vital to all of us. We are currently seeking nominations and stories with acknowledgments and receptions later this year.

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