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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.
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