Panel Discussion - 200 Years of African Americans on Nantucket

May 17th at Nantucket African Meeting House

Nantucket, Mass. – The Museum of African American History (MAAH) will host a panel discussion: 200 Years of African Americans on Nantucket, on Thursday, May 17th at 5:30pm. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Museum’s African Meeting House located at 29 York Street. 

The program will be moderated by Marita Rivero, the Museum’s Executive Director. The panel will feature L’Merchie Frazier, Director of Education & Interpretation, MAAH , who will discuss the  rich history of the African American Community on Nantucket; Charity-Grace Mofsen, Associate Director of Nantucket Operations, who will provide an update on the Nantucket campus’ restoration project and related events; Neville Richen, Actor/Director/Producer who will discuss the Absalom Boston reenactment; Kimal McCarthy,  Adult Program Associate, Nantucket Atheneum, who will explore the Black Heritage Trail® which features 10 sites that help reveal the heritage of African Americans living on Nantucket; and Richard “Moe” Moore, a town employee and local father.

“We are excited to open our doors to the community and share insights into the African American community which has thrived here on Nantucket since the 1700s,” said Rivero. “Our program offers an excellent opportunity for residents and visitors alike to experience the Meeting House and learn more about its history, impact and relevance.”

For more information about the Museum of African American History Boston & Nantucket, visit

New England’s largest museum dedicated to preserving, conserving and interpreting the contributions of African Americans. In Boston and Nantucket, the Museum has preserved four historic sites and two Black Heritage Trails® that tell the story of organized black communities from the Colonial Period through the 19th century. Exhibits, programs, and educational activities at the Museum showcase the powerful stories of black families who worshipped, educated their children, debated the issues of the day, produced great art, organized politically and advanced the cause of freedom. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on