The Black Culture Guide to the Best of Martha’s Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard is well-known as the summer home of the black elite. But really, it’s the summer of home of black heritage, black excellence, and black friends and family. If you’re planning to visit Martha’s Vineyard this summer, what are the best places to see, stay, and dine on the island? Especially if you’re seeking the iconic black experience on Martha’s Vineyard that African-American families have had since the late 1890’s? We went straight to the expert, Lawrence Otis Graham, who has been summering on Martha’s Vineyard since childhood. Here’s his black culture guide to Martha’s Vineyard. During the summer months, the population of this 100-square-mile island can reach over 100,000 people -many of whom are members of the black community. African-American families visiting Martha’s Vineyard will find a beautiful, welcoming, and diverse community filled with black culture. Here’s what you need to know if you want to experience the island the way black families have for generations. The Black Culture Guide to the Best of Martha’s Vineyard 1. How do people get there? You … Continue reading The Black Culture Guide to the Best of Martha’s Vineyard