Oak Bluffs Town Column: Dec. 15
Richard Lewis Taylor

The Four Seasons Hotel in Boston was the venue Sunday, Dec. 3 for the Living Legends Awards given by the Museum of African American History led by Marita Rivera and located on Beacon Hill. In addition, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum leadership was also on hand to partake in the festivities.

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Oak Bluffs Town Column: Dec. 1
Richard Lewis Taylor
My favorite food during this Thanksgiving season surprisingly is not roasted turkey but rather cranberry sauce of jelly.
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Oak Bluffs Town Column: Nov. 3
Richard L. Taylor
Last week on her popular Rachel Maddow Show, in her own inimitable style, Rachel reminded America that the prince of Oak Bluffs, our very own Edward W. Brooke.
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Oak Bluffs Town Column: Oct. 13
Richard L. Taylor
Victoria Erickson must have come to the Island when she wrote this poem on the transition from summer to fall:
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Oak Bluffs Town Column: Sept. 8
Richard L. Taylor
Labor Day was born out of the days of long ago when the average worker was underpaid, worked 12 hours or more per day, and the abuses of child labor were rampant.
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Oak Bluffs Town Column: Sept. 1
Richard L. Taylor

The waning summer days have given way to cooler nights and glorious sunshine without the humidity.

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Oak Bluffs Town Column: August 25
Richard L. Taylor
In the middle of one of the most tumultuous weeks in recent American history, as we all try to comprehend the fallout from the tragedies of Charlottesville, a forum on the life and legacy of Edward W. Brooke was held at Lola’s.
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Oak Bluffs Town Column: August 18
Richard L. Taylor
The Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts is senior pastor at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York city. His presence at Union Chapel on Sunday, August 20 at 10 a.m. connects several important dots that tell a historical narrative about life in Oak Bluffs.
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Oak Bluffs Town Column: August 11
Richard L. Taylor

Today is Prof. Charles Ogletree Day on Martha’s Vineyard as declared by Morehouse College. On Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the home of Lou Sullivan, he will receive the 2017 Lux Award on the occasion of their 150th anniversary.

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Oak Bluffs Town Column: August 4
Richard L. Taylor
Surprisingly, neither WEB DuBois nor James Baldwin spent time on Martha’s Vineyard although both had close connections.
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