Smithsonian Exhibit Gives Pride of Place to Oak Bluffs
The Smithsonian Institution's new National Museum of African American Culture and History documents the story of the African American community in Oak Bluffs.
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The African American Experience in Oak Bluffs

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The story of African Americans in Oak Bluffs is dramatic, important, and ongoing.
Celebrating History, Sense of Community in Oak Bluffs
Olive Tomlinson remembered the cottages and the shared car rides, the simplicity of summer life. With just a few phrases, Jessica Harris evoked memories of front porches and morning swims.
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Smithsonian Recognizes African American Legacy in Oak Bluffs

In the years when much of America was racially segregated, Oak Bluffs was a place of refuge for African Americans. The town will be included an in upcoming permanent Smithsonian exhibit in Washington, D.C. An event will be held Thursday at the Union Chapel.

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Oak Bluffs Town Column: Feb. 21

The news of the Smithsonian Institute including Oak Bluffs in an exhibit in the National Museum of African American History and Culture is spreading and creating much excitement. People are proud that our small town will be nationally acknowledged for its contributions to black history, appropriately enough with this announcement in February.

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Smithsonian Celebrates History Of African Americans in Oak Bluffs
Oak Bluffs is one of 10 communities included in a national exhibit planned to inaugurate the The National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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