Oak Bluffs in Dukes County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard
honors Ralf Meshack Coleman
“Dean of Boston's Black Theatre”
First Black Director of the WPA Federal Theater Project (1935-1939)
and Luella “Granny” Coleman
whose vision created Coleman Corners
“Only you can stop you from achieving your goals"
Erected 2013 by African-American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard. (Marker Number 25.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 41° 27.639′ N, 70° 34.015′ W. Marker is in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, in Dukes County. Marker is on Myrtle Avenue south of Glenwood Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Bluffs MA 02557, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dorothy West (a few steps from this marker); Carrie Camillo Tankard and George Van Buren Tankard Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Powell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Shearer Cottage (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bishop Gilbert Haven Cottage (approx. half a mile away); The Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association Tabernacle (approx. half a mile away); Wesleyan Grove (approx. half a mile away); The Lawton Cottage (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Bluffs.
Also see . . . Coleman Corners at the MV African American Heritage Trail Site. (Submitted on July 23, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.