Upper Housatonic Valley
African American Heritage Trail


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African American Heritage
in the Upper Housatonic Valley

A Unique Resource for Teachers – Students – Tourism
Regional History – Community Studies
 

Contents

  • 67 Articles on Business and Professional Life, Civil Rights and Social
    Action, Education, Military Service, Religion, and Society, Arts and Ideas 

  • 120 Photos and Illustrations

  • 8 Original Maps

  • 35 Primary Text Sidebars

  • Timeline of Regional African American History

  • Directory of Local and regional Resources

  • Trail Guides to 14 Communities  

  • Massachusetts Communities: Gulf Road/Wizard’s Glen, Pittsfield, Lenox, 
    Lee, Stockbridge, Great Barrington, Sheffield

  • Northwest Connecticut Communities: Salisbury, Norfolk [Canaan], Sharon,
    Cornwall, Kent, Warren,
    Barkhamsted Lighthouse

 



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Dr. Du Bois Rebuilds his Dream House by Bernard A Drew   If they Close the Door on You, Go in the Window by Bernard A Drew   Sewing Circles, Dime Suppers and WEB DU Bois by David Levinson 

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Blues musician John Lee Hooker at the Music Inn  (School of Jazz) in Stockbridge, early 1950s

Asadata Dafora demonstrating a  Shagola dance of West Africa, behind new Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob's Pillow 1942


  John Lee Hooker


 Asadata Dafora

   

Frank Grant, second baseman for Buffalo International League team

Edward Augustus and Lucy Croslear of Sheffield, c. 1890-1900


Frank Grant

Edward & Lucy
Croslear

Photos:Hooker: Clemens Kalischer, Image Photos ;Dafora: Steffi Nossen, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Archives ; Grant: White, Sol. 1984. Sol. White’s Official Base Ball Guide, H. Walter Schlichter, ed.  Reprint 1907 edition. Columbia , South Carolina : Camden House Library of Baseball Classics ; Croslear: Sheffield Historical Society, Mark Dewey Research Center, Persip

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March 15, 2011

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