SEA Headquarters

As many of you know, Sisterhood Agenda’s SEA:  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy is our eco-friendly headquarters based in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.

About the U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands is a U.S. territory like Puerto Rico. In 1917, the United States bought the Virgin Island territories from Denmark for $25 million (nearly $500 million in today’s dollars) as a strategic position against a European invasion. Many of us are not familiar with the U.S. Virgin Island’s slavery past.

For example, Coral Bay in St. John is of one of the most famous slave revolts in history. There was a revolution in 1733 as enslaved African men, women, and children captured the fort in Coral Bay and took over the island for nearly nine months, including all of plantations.

According to local historians:

“Though the slaves were treated cruelly, they had numerous triumphs – many of them heralded by women – eventually causing enslavers to abandon the institution.”