New Book Shares Stories from Slavery to Seventies

On April 5, beginning at 3 p.m., the Martha’s Vineyard Museum will host a special afternoon honoring those Vineyarders who fought on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement.

On exhibit in the Council Room Gallery is The Civil Rights Movement on Martha’s Vineyard: A Public History Mobile Museum. Funded by the Mass Foundation for the Humanities, this photographic exhibit is on loan to the museum from the African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard. Board members of the Heritage Trail will be on hand to answer questions about the exhibit.

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Why African Americans Visit the Vineyard
Elaine Cawley Weintraub

Many years ago I had a wonderful job with a budget, but no one, including me, had the first idea what I was supposed to do. I enjoyed the freedom and loved the children.

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NAACP Centennial is Book Subject, Discussion

An atmosphere of hatred prevailed in America when the improbable alliance of black and white people, Christians and Jews, men and women, joined in 1909 to form the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the NAACP.

Patricia Sullivan, author of Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement, will put the audience into history when she speaks on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Vineyard Haven Public Library.

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African American Culture, Southern Food on Menu

The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living will hold its second in a series of winter cultural luncheons on Saturday, Jan. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. at The Grill on Main in Edgartown. The cultural influence of African Americans on Martha’s Vineyard will be highlighted in a two-part program presented by author Tom Dresser, who will speak about his book African Americans on Martha’s Vineyard, and Elaine Weintraub, cofounder of the African American Heritage Trail on Martha’s Vineyard.

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