Dear Friends of the African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard,
We are appealing to all of our supporters and friends everywhere of community history to contribute to our annual appeal on behalf of the Trail.
This year, we have dedicated another new site, bringing the total number of sites on the Trail to 27, and have engaged the entire freshman class at the Vineyard’s Regional High School in an extensive research project into the Island’s African American history. The students will travel the entire island visiting all of the sites and will have a soul food lunch provided by the Heritage Trail and the Wampanoag Tribal Council, Education Committee in Aquinnah. In addition to all of these activities, we have supported the campaign to save the Bradley Memorial African American church, given tours of the Trail and further developed our web site. These ventures are exciting and rewarding and expensive.
We are a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation and any contributions made to the Trail can be claimed on tax returns as a legitimate expense.
We hope to see you traveling the Trail this year.
Elaine Cawley Weintraub, Ed.D. Board President and co-founder
Carrie Camillo Tankard, co-founder, Board Member