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Title: The late Cyril King a model for us all
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Title: The late Cyril King a model for us all
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Language: English
Creator: Davis, Olasee
Publication Date: April 18, 1997
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Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
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The late Cyril King a model for us all

and accompltesheBU of the Intom o^^ l J 0850e to sew= on te tafiof a U.&Sotn

SgOinire othle Vi inllld 1961, ae wa Ooed by
that plised Act No. 5147'1.1986 10a Preidnt Jobe P. K1e8ny as
dtod,4inK108'slboblrfdl4y -. If kUfe ln it gronorU 000nrrry 10 rho ud0u-
doyofspyolni rogogiluot. _______________ lulrurou of Our. Ralph M.
S 1u u neIow uu. 187 of Pu.rwosnf y unl, Pfineoinly
(he V hhalds Code .01d dtnr weekrod. At times, KLug mighlt 0Pa0ic0n 10969. In 1969. Kiw g
"Aprl 7 of ouch year hoe birthday have tten we0 like other idos ated o goveno of the Virgin
uf Cyol nl E KrooroLog. shall he wbou .1uraintd oril hr 00.0 hosr tllandsN4 1/2 month0
uo vsod Cyn trrmoorlajg lfon chonl or d s 1dhto ~tol. `d.- g, faonr So.. Virdin
Doy in ho Viogn I 0 ApprM0- droop on tbe roof Of Mis prrots"' Biown, my brother, Education
pdotr oromono .ll0 be1 hold 044 b ho. Couaiodualr LiUlton D.vis and
adl public schooO hI thOe Virgio I 00m KOfg taw rhe fl=bg oeho founded the Ideprdnt ot-
1i06d4 sneob eemouoic maon y hbeluthe bay0 rho h. betfi Izeno Movemeln patty. Kin
include 00 prrous, usmbII. 0d/ f0csb ydlow t&il old rwife. hik became the febood ertn d gomoor
oroorgrest heoBThu oomubholo.- fsub bordo boulDr COBo. lob- of lb. Virgio 0s0.71.0 rWul it
ctorffduu.liouorllhorrTynoi10lr snr, grop... ouappro ai04 ballabhon bloy. I. -a 4,obg Klog .4000-
for the lpodurctlor.0 b~0d4o forsale. PUin I by ainoae1 a hioato bncae good 0a1dsw0l0
t8 of phoropph.r-d htopf sas- sum mll most have beeh 0e0 hht .
c00 data about Cyril 6o=anuel for young King, mellirg the Thon urlovedpeoreere-
,loy to1 ate, public and =moh-t". Wid theyboledt 0a0e cin:lly 0yog people l0= dcol-.
guooboal scbool0- Juicololossgor. lng. Forroo, .1010 101010 orllq
Kl1 g. ad tveof St. Croixgo Prorh 22.6 td. "rin p 6i blpof sorlacianOy. Be00e
iup .lo :e wbh grdoolunwu *dtfldinlbnwybeh .yhouldz0d. I left for college in 1977. I
themdooriado0thutiyoeiiodbloo d w.0 n he. 1old. he will not depaur 00n0se1 0410govemort 11at01would
rho o imi n mo f pri0010 ined040 8010 1f.o 8 itrf h 0 y what plOpOtd King 0e home 0 holp rhO popln of
fle. Ao a boy. ho probhbly wanted 1001lib w10ftilh (1Gd.lholhiugu iboor 1.10.4010wha01ver 0a1nin91
the dusty 1on to 0c0oL he laed from his ps1.,5. eld0.1 relwd io my Tod=y,
Ukeo wmaay0oher h4ld0e00i people In his oeirounity. 0cho0 l mibe 1ever 0 of.usnouive Vlgoio
d. 1920s, K g pKgobly =.01 dt4w he=Ot ho.he lnoorof on the Islatdes hfll0ldKin'sdrlonsby
streams, caught fihes. crabs, environment. KiLg received 1i. ..ingoooem I.nohy.
011m0114lt trensd helped h iseducation hr S1. An's Catholic In 1977, King stald, '... and
patrl .0M0dte b0ouse Is. Tla Sdl a01S0d late hogradgoteduo S. abeve Bo v w.llnedto bh and
governor probably .t0 down like Mary's 0 t1e01c Sobool in C101-. rhe .01p,01 0d the 0doerlodlo
other y0u0g boys hi. age to eat 0 4d,. SC. 00 or the people o4f e Vblgin 1010sds.
00g8t cane with hi Ifriends on a He0 sered i4 the U.S. Aooy ad Our ability, ol1 capacity to cope
60m1 uboanif -uYO uated 100 Aiedcu 0a010i- with he challeges before s a0d
As kids, they probably tlked 0 In Wahigtoa, D.C., whoro hr th forwrd momentum we
about w. th would wh y wheo "n a W0on 4 i1 public 04041is-
(heygbrewoporwbelheywwoolddo lralbon, Laei O,, he further his
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