History & Politics

FREEDOM WRITERS

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The Nantucket Book Festival commemorates Juneteenth with a powerful author panel. In less than a decade, the Nantucket Book Festival (NBF) has become one…

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…

NATURAL HEALER

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Nantucket summer resident Christy Lee Brown brings health and wellness full circle. Christina Lee Brown exudes the refined elegance that one might associate with…

FRIST PLACE

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Summer resident Tracy Frist is on a mission to protect and preserve historic spaces. For Nantucket summer resident Tracy Frist, the importance of preservation…

BLADE RUNNER

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How local blacksmith Keaton Goddard became a cut above the rest. Keaton Goddard—all six feet four inches—stood ramrod-straight behind an anvil on a dimly…

VOTE OF CONFIDENCE

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Vicki Kennedy and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute launch a nationwide Just Vote campaign. One of Victoria Reggie Kennedy’s earliest memories is of listening…

ADVOCATING FOR JUSTICE

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Nantucket Equity Advocates fight structural and systemic racism on Nantucket. Long before the nationwide demonstrations prompted by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor…