The Old Marine Cemetery landscaped by MV Charter School and the African American Heritage Trail. The cemetery is dedicated to Rebecca Michael later Rebecca Martin. She was the daughter of Nancy Michael and the mother of William A Martin, the Island’s only African American whaling captain. ...

 

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Thank you!! Great job🌟🌟

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John being an exhorter preached occasionally to the people of color at Farm Neck. John Saunders born into enslavement preached on Martha’s Vineyard. He was a “zealous Christian”. Pulpit Rock Oak Bluffs ...

John being an exhorter preached occasionally to the people of color at Farm Neck.  John Saunders born into enslavement preached on Martha’s Vineyard. He was a “zealous Christian”.  Pulpit Rock Oak BluffsImage attachment

 

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For those islanders who have never visited the Trail it is well worth the tour. We can all learn so much about our island’s history and all the people who have contributed to making it one of the premier sites of the Vineyard. Many thanks to many especially Elaine Weintraub and Carrie Tankard.

One of my favorite OB spots

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Press

Sullivan, J. (2018, May 9). Island’s Heritage Trail Honors African-American VineyardersThe Boston Globe.

Exploring the African American Heritage Trail

Holocaust survivor speaks at West Tisbury School

Emma Maitland Honored with New Heritage Trail StopThe Vineyard Gazette 6/25/2015

Heritage Trail Honors for Emma MaitlandThe Vineyard Gazette 6/29/2015

Welcome to the Trail, Emma MaitlandMV Times 6/24/2015

House Proud in Historic EnclaveThe New York Times 8/18/2008

Amistad Visits Vineyard Haven HarborThe Vineyard Gazette 9/3/01

African American Heritage Trail Holds Celebration EventThe Vineyard Gazette 8/30/02

History with a PassionMV Times 2/22/07

 

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