7: Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School 

The African American Heritage Trail Project is based at MVRHS, where Dr. Elaine Weintraub teaches a program based on the Trail.

Portrait of Nancy Michael by Joe Murphy

Mural of Nancy Michael at MVRHS by Joe Murphy

On the campus is a plaque commemorating the achievements of a multiracial basketball team of the 1970’s, a unique photo display of WW I soldier’s Edward Jannifer’s collection that chronicles the life of African American soldiers in that conflict (see below), and the various and numerous student projects kept in Dr. Weintraub’s classroom – a virtual museum of student work and research effort on the Trail.

Two large hand-painted murals depict the life of Nancy Michael by Joe Murphy, while another honors Captain William Martin and is by Bronwyn Burns. You are welcome to visit the school at any time, and visit Dr. Weintruab’s classroom by appointment. The school is located centrally on Vineyard Haven-Edgartown Road.


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