Buddhoe Park is a small shady park serves a great historical symbol for much of the African American population of St. Croix. On July 3, 1848, General Buddhoe congregated thousands of armed salves and demanded their freedom. Today hundreds of people fill the streets of Frederikstead across from Buddhoe Park to celebrate the anniversary of emancipation of slavery. Each year key speakers come to celebrate the bravery and sacrifices of their ancestors, and pay homage to their valiant efforts. Festivities also include live music, traditional African ceremonies, and a group prayer.