African American Heritage Trail

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.

Edgartown Harbor Named as Historical Underground Railroad Site

Edgartown Harbor was recently named a site on the Underground Railroad as part of 12 new listings made this year.

Building the African American Heritage Trail

Twenty years ago, the African American Heritage Trail History Project was born. Its mission was to research and disseminate the story of people of color on Martha’s Vineyard and to celebrate those stories by placing a series of engraved bronze plaques throughout the Island. In the early days, the goal was to have four sites that would be visible to all, and perhaps some day more could be added. There are now 30 sites and more to come.

Honoring the Legacy of Judge Herbert Tucker

The Edgartown courthouse was celebrated as the 30th site on the African American Heritage Trail, with a plaque honoring district court judge Herbert Tucker.

African-American Heritage Trail Site

The African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard will dedicate a plaque honoring Judge Herbert E. Tucker Jr., at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Douglass Speech Is Reminder That Not Everyone Is Free

The words of Frederick Douglass rang out from the Federated Church in Edgartown Tuesday, as readers recited the abolitionist orator’s famous speech.

Grace Church Honored as African American Heritage Trail Site

On Sunday Grace Church became the 28th site on the African American Heritage Trail.

Grace Church Added to African American Heritage Trail

The Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven is set to become the newest site on the African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard.

Pioneering Nurse Is Newest Addition to African American Heritage Trail

Family, friends, and neighbors gathered Friday in Oak Bluffs to dedicate the home of Anne P. Jennings as the newest site on the African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard.

African American Heritage to Dedicate New Site

The African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard will dedicate its 27th site on Friday Nov. 24.

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