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Anna Heegaard / Enigma

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Hall,Neville A. T. (Author), Extra Mural Dept. of the University College of the West Indies (Compiler)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
July-September, 1976
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Virgin Islands of the United States, Civil rights, Freedmen, Denmark, Petitions, Heegaard, Anna
"The story of Peter Von Scholten, Governor of the Danish West Indies who freed the slaves ca. 1848, and Anna Heegaard; also, daughter of the Dane Jacob Heegaard, is legend in the folklore and written history of the Danish West Indies. Some Danish historians have called the Von Scholten-Heegaard twenty-five year relationship the greatest love story of the Danish West Indies." (Louise Daniel Hutchinson, Ancestry.com message board,