VIRGIN ISLANDS

Hanif Shabazz Bey (Beaumont Gereau)

(address to Beaumont Gereau, write to Hanif Shabazz Bey)

RR 1 Box 9955

Kingshill, St Croix, Virgin Islands 00850

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From 1971 to 1973, there was a rebellion taking place to resist colonial rule in the U.S. occupied Virgin Islands. On September 6th, 1972, eight American tourists were gunned down at the Rockefeller-owned golf course on the island of St. Croix. Colonial authorities picked up over 100 blacks for interrogations, and U.S. colonial troops carried out a series of repressive acts of violence against the black community. 5 known supporters of the Virgin Island independence movement, including Hanif, were apprehended and charged with the attack. In 1973 the 5 were sentenced to 8 consecutive life sentences.

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