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Site #27 dedicated to Anne P. Jennings
“There is no life that does not contribute to history” - Dorothy West
The African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard dedicated their 27th site on November 24th. The life of Anne P. Jennings, the first African American nurse at Hartford Hospital was celebrated and a plaque placed on her home in the Highlands area of Oak Bluffs.
Candles were lit to honor all those whose names have been chosen by their community.
The project, which culminates, in the dedication of Anne Jennings’ home unites us in a celebration of our values of justice, love for and pride in the accomplishments of all of our diverse community.
Elaine Cawley Weintraub, Ed.D
Cofounder, African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard