ABOUT US

The Dollar fo' Dollar Culture & History Tour: A Remembrance of the 1892 Coal Workers Strike on St. Thomas is held annually during the month of September. The Dollar fo' Dollar Culture & History Tour was founded by Ayesha Morris and co-organized by Jahweh David and Dara Monifah-Cooper.

 

Mission

In celebration of hundreds of 19th century coal carriers and Queen Coziah who led a successful protest in the streets of Charlotte Amalie for better wages, this event reinacts history as a method of cultural education for the United States Virgin Islands, visitors and the world.

 

Company Overview

This is a free interactive tour held in the celebration of hundreds of the striking coal carriers in 1892. Sites interpreted include those relevant to the historic strike and the coaling industry, including St. Thomas Harbor, the commercial district, old steamship offices. At Market Square, a mini-coaling exhibit by Jane and Mie Sheen of old photographs are displayed and Bamboula dancing is showcased. It is a great educational activity that history students and the general community can benefit from.  This event has grown from 50 participants to now crowds of more than 200 persons.

 

Dollar fo' Dollar Committee

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Bamboula - Dollar Fo Dollar

Ancestor MaryAnn Christopher

Bamboula Dance 2009