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David Hamilton Jackson: His Life and Legacy

David Hamilton Jackson: His Life and Legacy

Senate Vice President Janette Millin Young has called for all Virgin Islanders to commemorate the life & legacy of David Hamilton Jackson this upcoming Liberty Day weekend. David Hamilton Jackson contributed to the territory as an educator, editor, labor leader, lawyer, judge and legislator. With the help of several others, Jackson organized the first labor union in the Caribbean region, which this year, is observing the centennial of its founding.

"D. Hamilton Jackson's life's work established a lasting legacy of the tireless promotion of human rights & civil liberties & the protection of free speech that should never be forgotten which must be protected by this & future generations," Senator Millin Young said.

In 1915, Jackson was selected by the union to travel to Denmark to petition King Christian X & the Danish Parliament to provide better working conditions, higher wages & to remove the law that censored all publications that were not government subsidized. After gaining additi