A new site on the African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard will be dedicated on July 27 at 3 p.m.
African American Heritage Trail
Louisa Hufstader
The African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard dedicated a new site at Memorial Wharf commemorating the still-mysterious escape of a fugitive from slavery 277 years ago.
African American Heritage Trail

2024

A plaque honoring Rebecca Amos, an enslaved woman who lived in Chilmark, was restored to its place at Great Rock Bight after it was reportedly stolen in April.

A plaque commemorating Rebecca Amos has gone missing from its home at the Great Rock Bight Preserve in Chilmark.

2023

Robert (Bob) Hayden started a Vineyard branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and sparked the creation of an African American resource collection at the Oak Bluffs library.

On Dec. 7, the African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard will honor Robert C. Hayden Jr. by dedicating a new site for him.

On the fifth anniversary of the Federated Church’s dedication as part of The African-American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard, 14 Island residents gathered in the space to recite Frederick Douglass’s speech What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

2022

The African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard is partnering with 5D Ventures, a Black financial coaching business, to offer financial literacy workshops on the Island.

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