"Rothschild Francis Statue" Top 5 Page for this destination St. Thomas Things to Do Tip by cjg1

St. Thomas Things to Do: 119 reviews and 266 photos


Rothschild Francis was a Civil Rights and Labor leader for Virgin Islanders. He started a newspaper; The Emancipator to champion his causes especially civil rights and the plight of the poor islanders. He became a councilman and even was a delegate to Congress; the first St. Thomian to act as delegate. He was instrumental in the creation of civil government in St. Thomas. His efforts to help the poor with higher wages, labor unions and better working conditions helped endear him to the Islanders.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Nov 4, 2009
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


cjg1 Visits Here Frequently!


“There is no such thing as once in a lifetime unless you didn't like it.”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 4 0

Have you been to St. Thomas?

  Share Your Travels