Elaine Cawley Weintraub, educator, historian and author will talk about her work as co-founder of the African-American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard. The Trail began as a research project intended to showcase the experience of people of color on the Vineyard through the dedication of four sites. The research work has continued, and the Trail now has 30 dedicated sites and is a presence in every town on the Island employing several tour leaders. The organization provides educational services, advocacy for students experiencing difficulty within the school system, an active tour program for visitors, residents, academic institutions and scholarships for students graduating from the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School.
The presentation will focus on the building of the Trail and its vital role in the life of the Island played by African American people.
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568