Black History

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A collection of articles and writings on the history of African Americans on Nantucket.More Read more from Articles

Historic Nantucket

Selected articles highlighting episodes in Black history from the NHA publication, Historic Nantucket.More Read more from Historic Nantucket


Exhibitions featuring Nantucket's Black history.More Read more from Exhibitions

Oral Histories

A collection of first-person recordings by community members about Black lives on Nantucket from the NHA Oral History Collection.More Read more from Oral Histories


Recordings and lectures discussing Nantucket's Black history. More Read more from Videos

Nancy S. Folger, Grave Marker, 1859, photographer Georgen Charnes

Cemetery Database

List of markers in the Colored Cemetery, traditionally used for the burial of people of color.More Read more from Cemetery Database

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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