Cottagers Host African-American Festival

The Cottagers, Inc., an African American women’s philanthropic organization of Martha’s Vineyard home owners is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the third annual African American Cultural Festival from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29. In addition a special program for children ages six to 12 is planned fro Tuesday, July 26.

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A Cultural Zelig, Jessica Harris Embraces the Muse of Her History
Alex Elvin
Jessica Harris's memoir, My Soul Looks Back, revisits her relationship to Samuel Clemens Floyd 3rd, whose orbit included many of the leading black voices in New York city.
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Cottagers Host Cultural Festival
The Cottagers in Oak Bluffs present the 10th annual African American Cultural Festival on Thursday and Friday, July 31 and August 1, at Cottagers Corner and Hartford Park.
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African American Cultural Festival

The ninth annual African American Cultural Festival will offer the exhibit Freedom: The Story of Us, along with plenty of children’s activities, vendors, dancing, mini-lectures and more. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hartford Park in Oak Bluffs on July 25 and 26. It is sponsored by The Cottagers of Martha’s Vineyard.

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African American Cultural Festival Friday in Oak Bluffs

The fifth annual African American Cultural Festival sponsored by The Cottagers, Inc. of Martha’s Vineyard will be held on Friday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Hartford Park in Oak Bluffs. It is free and open to all.

The festival will feature Cottager history and Vineyard family stories, an African American marketplace, mini talks on history and culture, activities for children, nonprofit services booths, belly dancing and decoupage workshops, and food by Chef Deon.

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African American Cultural Festival Is in Oak Bluffs

The sixth annual African American Cultural Festival sponsored by the Cottagers, Inc. of Martha’s Vineyard will be held on Thursday and Friday, July 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Hartford Park in Oak Bluffs.

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African American Festival

African American Festival

The seventh annual African American Cultural Festival takes place on July 28 and 29 at Hartford Park in Oak Bluffs, with daily activities from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday at 6 p.m., broadcast news journalist Carol Simpson reads from her new book. From 9:30 to midnight there will be a teen dance party.

On Friday at 6 p.m. Jessica Harris discusses her book.

The festival is free.

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Festival Remembers Freedom Riders
Tara Keegan

People in Oak Bluffs late this week won’t be thinking about the next number 13 bus leaving for Edgartown — they’ll be thinking about the legendary Freedom Rides that bused through the Deep South and hostile racism during the Civil Rights movement.

On Thursday and Friday, The Cottagers Inc. of Martha’s Vineyard sponsor the eighth annual African American Cultural Festival, an event packed with free educational programs and culture. The festival takes place in Hartford Park off Massassoit avenue and at Cottagers Corner on Pequot avenue..

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