African American Cultural Festival

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Festival Remembers Freedom Riders

People in Oak Bluffs late this week won’t be thinking about the next number 13 bus leaving for Edgartown — they’ll be thinking about the legendary Freedom Rides that bused through the Deep South and hostile racism during the Civil Rights movement.

On Thursday and Friday, The Cottagers Inc. of Martha’s Vineyard sponsor the eighth annual African American Cultural Festival, an event packed with free educational programs and culture. The festival takes place in Hartford Park off Massassoit avenue and at Cottagers Corner on Pequot avenue..

African American Cultural Festival Is in Oak Bluffs

The sixth annual African American Cultural Festival sponsored by the Cottagers, Inc. of Martha’s Vineyard will be held on Thursday and Friday, July 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Hartford Park in Oak Bluffs.

African American Cultural Festival Friday in Oak Bluffs

The fifth annual African American Cultural Festival sponsored by The Cottagers, Inc. of Martha’s Vineyard will be held on Friday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Hartford Park in Oak Bluffs. It is free and open to all.

The festival will feature Cottager history and Vineyard family stories, an African American marketplace, mini talks on history and culture, activities for children, nonprofit services booths, belly dancing and decoupage workshops, and food by Chef Deon.