100 Years a US Territory: Danish Government Attempts to Atone for Slavery as US Virgin Islands Celebrate Transfer Day   

In 1493, Christopher Columbus “discovered” four islands that were already inhabited by the Ciboney, Caribs and Arawaks. But as we all know, this didn’t matter to good ole Columbus, and in honor of St. Ursula and her group of holy virgins, Columbus named the islands “the Virgins.” We now call them St. Croix, St.…