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Columbus is no one to celebrate

The second Monday in October, Columbus Day, is coming up. Italians all over America are gearing up for parades and festivities in honor of...

Meeting a Queen and a King

In 1959, Lenny and I ran away to Detroit to get married. My father drove us. He thought we were going to be interviewed...

Did you watch the wedding?

I woke up just a tad before 5 am to watch the fairy tale wedding of people I don’t know, in a country my...

Martin Luther King Jr.: Don’t let his sacrifice be for naught

Back in the 1960s when Martin Luther King Jr. was visiting the Island, my Aunt Dorothy came banging on my door. Dr. King was...

After Charlottesville

On Martha’s Vineyard, where the care, education, and rearing of the piping plover is one of the more important, radical, and divisive events, one...

Eyes finally opened

Update Aug. 8Abigail McGrath is a resident of Oak Bluffs. I saw the James Baldwin film, “I Am Not Your Negro,” a biopic, directed by...