For Black History Month, Tuesdays in the Newsroom will focus on the African-American experience on Martha’s Vineyard.
The program will begin with the screening of a new short film shot last summer on the Vineyard by a French production company, followed by a panel featuring three year-round Island residents who spent childhood summers in Oak Bluffs.
Olive Tomlinson’s mother was a noted artist, Gretchen Tucker Underwood’s father was a judge and Skip Finley’s father founded the largest black-owned engineering firm in the country. The three will talk about what attracted their parents to the Island, describe their memories of growing up and offer insights into the lives of black families in the 1950s and 1960s.
Tuesdays in the Newsroom is a monthly discussion series sponsored by the Vineyard Gazette and held in the newspaper's newsroom in the off-season. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. for a short reception with refreshments, followed by the program at 5:30 p.m.
Space is limited so advance registration is required.
Tuesday, February 20 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
34 South Summer Street, Edgartown, MA 02539