New Island Landmark Honors Esther, Who Refused to Be Enslaved
The African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard dedicated a new site at Memorial Wharf commemorating the still-mysterious escape of a fugitive from slavery 277 years ago.
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African American Heritage Trail Honors Story of Esther
A new site on the African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard will be dedicated on July 27 at 3 p.m.
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Dunmere by the Sea
Dunmere by the Sea will join the African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard as site number 34.
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Student-Created Site Joins African American Trail
The Nameless Trail honors people who were enslaved on the Vineyard and those who escaped with help from Islanders.
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African-American Heritage Sites Added to Island Hiking App
The TrailsMV app now includes more than a dozen sites from the African-American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard.
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Edgartown Harbor Named as Historical Underground Railroad Site
Edgartown Harbor was recently named a site on the Underground Railroad as part of 12 new listings made this year.
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Building the African American Heritage Trail
Elaine Cawley Weintraub
Twenty years ago, the African American Heritage Trail History Project was born. Its mission was to research and disseminate the story of people of color on Martha’s Vineyard and to celebrate those stories by placing a series of engraved bronze plaques throughout the Island. In the early days, the goal was to have four sites that would be visible to all, and perhaps some day more could be added. There are now 30 sites and more to come.
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Honoring the Legacy of Judge Herbert Tucker
Noah Asimow
The Edgartown courthouse was celebrated as the 30th site on the African American Heritage Trail, with a plaque honoring district court judge Herbert Tucker.
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African-American Heritage Trail Site
The African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard will dedicate a plaque honoring Judge Herbert E. Tucker Jr., at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
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Douglass Speech Is Reminder That Not Everyone Is Free
Steve Myrick
The words of Frederick Douglass rang out from the Federated Church in Edgartown Tuesday, as readers recited the abolitionist orator’s famous speech.
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