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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Adding History to Island’s Heritage Trail: Sunday Gathering Held in Honor of Isabel Powell

Some 250 people gathered Sunday on a glorious late-summer day to honor Ms. Isabel Powell, the matriarch of the Powell family, and the memory of Cong. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. A diverse crowd gathered to pay their respects to Ms. Powell and to take part in the making of history as the Heritage Trail dedicated its 17th site.

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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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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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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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