|House that Dr. Olaf "Bronco" Hendricks grew up in on Queen Cross Street, Christiansted.|
|Dr. Olaf "Bronco" Hendricks reminiscing in front of his childhood home in "Free Gut"|
|La Vaughn Belle interviewing Dr. Olaf "Bronco" Hendricks|
One thing that struck me in the interview was when Bronco revealed that growing up they had no knowledge of the history of "Free Gut". "Slavery was not something we discussed", he said. Instead he learned about "Free Gut" on his own while he was in college. We had a very interesting discussion about the possible causes of this collective amnesia as well as what could be done to reclaim this community. I look forward to being able to share all that and more when the documentary comes out!
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|La Vaughn Belle & Dr. Olaf "Bronco" Hendricks at Belle's property on East Street. Looking at the original kallaloo bush.|