After Theft, New Heritage Trail Plaque Installed

A plaque honoring Rebecca Amos, an enslaved woman who lived in Chilmark, was restored to its place at Great Rock Bight after it was reportedly stolen in April.

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Great Rock Heritage Trail Plaque Reported Stolen

A plaque commemorating Rebecca Amos has gone missing from its home at the Great Rock Bight Preserve in Chilmark.

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Historian Honored With New African American Heritage Trail Site

Robert (Bob) Hayden started a Vineyard branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and sparked the creation of an African American resource collection at the Oak Bluffs library.

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New Heritage Trail Site Dedication

On Dec. 7, the African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard will honor Robert C. Hayden Jr. by dedicating a new site for him.

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Words of Frederick Douglass Resonate Anew

On the fifth anniversary of the Federated Church’s dedication as part of The African-American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard, 14 Island residents gathered in the space to recite Frederick Douglass’s speech What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

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Financial Literacy Workshops

The African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard is partnering with 5D Ventures, a Black financial coaching business, to offer financial literacy workshops on the Island.

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Vineyard’s Juneteenth Celebrations Honored Past and Present Fights for Freedom

The Vineyard celebrated its first formal Juneteenth holiday in grand style, feeding body and soul.

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African American Heritage Trail Will Celebrate Juneteenth

The African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard has announced a weekend of events to celebrate Juneteenth.

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Juneteenth Jubilee to Rise This Summer

Island businesses and nonprofit organizations are joining forces this year to celebrate the newest federal holiday, Juneteenth, with a weekend filled with art, music and lectures by leading scholars of black history.

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Memorial Wharf Plaque to Get an Upgrade

The African American Heritage Trail site at Memorial Wharf will add a small sculpture to go with the current plaque honoring Nancy Michael.

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