Hamilton & Lafayette
Our Inspiring Heroes
A friendship that changed history
In Yorktown in 1781, Hamilton & Lafayette celebrated the victory of liberty against tyranny by sharing barrels of rum with American soldiers and singing throughout the night to celebrate their friendship and achievements.
Hamilton was born in 1755 on the island of Nevis, about 140 miles southeast of St Croix. Before he achieved Revolutionary glory and became a founding father, he was an orphan struggling to survive on the island of St. Croix. His childhood informed his entire life, shaping his views on government, economics, slavery and more.