Here’s what you should know about Nantucket’s African Meeting House

Nantucket residents woke up Sunday morning to find a racist slur spray-painted across the door of the town’s Museum of African American History, but officials said the island has a history of healthy relationships among diverse racial and ethnic communities.

“I was totally shocked,” said Michael R. Harrison, chief curator at the Nantucket Historical Society
. “There isn’t a huge history of racial animosity here. It’s not always been roses, but in 2018, where the heck is that from?”

Harrison claimed Nantucket is generally one of the most diverse counties in Massachusetts, made up of not only white and African-American communities, but also strong Eastern European, Central American, and South American populations.

“Even early on, the community was…

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