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The Board of Trustees of the African American Heritage Trail, an organization responsible for researching the previously undocumented history and building a physical Trail of 28 sites memorializing the history of people of color on Martha’s Vineyard, wish to express their condolences to the African Meeting House on Nantucket recently vandalized with racist graffiti. We understand how devastating this vandalism was. We share a critical mission with the African Meeting House of researching, educating and sharing a previously uncelebrated history. We work in solidarity with them to create an inclusive narrative of our history. In June 2017, we suffered a similar pain when several murals honoring the history of people of African ancestry were destroyed at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. This loss was very significant to us but we have continued to develop the Trail and educate the community with passionate determination. We extend our warmest good wishes to the people of Nantucket and to the African Meeting House and we stand with you at this difficult time.

Joseph C. Carter
Arthur Hardy Doubleday, Esq.
Deborah Finley Jackson
James Jennings
Carrie Camillo Tankard
Elaine Cawley Weintraub
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Muito lindo

Nossa que moreninha linda

Lindas familias Afroamericanas Jehová Dios les bendiga

Hermosa personas muy lindas

muy lindas

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The Tankard home in the Highlands Oak Bluffs. Site number 24 on the AfAm Trail MV. Know history!!!! ...

The Tankard home in the Highlands Oak Bluffs.  Site number 24 on the AfAm  Trail MV.  Know history!!!!

Three young historians on the AfAm Trail of MV. They are outside the Shearer Cottage a site on the Trail. kNOW YOUR HISTORY!! ...

Three young historians on the AfAm Trail of MV.  They are outside the Shearer Cottage a site on the Trail. kNOW YOUR HISTORY!!

 

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Saw the article in MV Times !! Clearly you have moved forward and continue to influence and bring best out in kids ☘️💕☘️

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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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