University of the Virgin Islands Newsroom

St. Croix native Hubert Harrison is widely considered a leader in the movement for equality and justice for African Americans during the early 20th century.  Harrison worked closely with W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, and other activists, but never received the acclaim or notoriety as those leaders.

His story will now be told in a new play “Hubert Harrison,” written and directed by David Edgecombe, UVI associate professor of Communication.

The play will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, and 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, at the University of the Virgin Islands Little Theater on the St. Thomas campus.  On St. Croix, the play will be staged at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Savage Theater on the former Good Hope School campus, as part of UVI’s first Literary Festival and Book Fair.

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