Polar Bears of Martha's Vineyard: gathering for morning swims since the 1940s. Mark Lovewell

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The story of African Americans in Oak Bluffs is far-reaching, important, and ongoing; the simplicity of summer life on Martha’s Vineyard, memories on front porches and morning swims. With the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History, here are some photographs of the way Oak Bluffs was and still is.

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Edward Redd, Oak Bluffs
The Smithsonian by including the community of Oak Bluffs reminds the world how important it is for all people to have a place of leisure and a sense of place.This is only confirmed by the Obama family visits and why our family loves the Vineyard!
September 23, 2016 - 7:45am

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