History & Politics

FOUND IN TRANSLATION

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How Esmeralda Martinez became the voice of a community on Nantucket. Despite representing a growing percentage of the island’s year-round population, the Latinx community…

YOUTH VOTE

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A conversation with Massachusetts State Representative Dylan Fernandes. Four years ago, at the age of twenty-six, Dylan Fernandes became one of the youngest candidates…

JUST HISTORY

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The Museum of African American History champions critical chapters in Nantucket’s history. Most know about the island’s Quaker founders, its whaling fame, its abolitionists…

LEARNING CURVE

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The evolving face of Nantucket’s student body. Just over twenty years ago, the student body of Nantucket’s public schools was 95 percent white. This…

AGENT OF CHANGE

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Meet the Town of Nantucket’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director, Kimal McCarthy. Like the rest of the country, Nantucket has been grappling with…