Nantucket’s African Meeting House Vandalized With Racist Graffiti

The African Meeting House, vandalized some time over the weekend. (Nantucket Police)

NANTUCKET (WBZ-AM) — Nantucket Police are investigating what they say looks to be an “act of hate directed at persons of color on the island.”

Sometime overnight Saturday, somebody spray-painted racist graffiti on the front door of the historic African Meeting House on York Street in Nantucket.

The graffiti, which police believe was done between 4 p.m. Saturday and 6:45 a.m. Sunday, read “N—– Leave.”

“Crimes such as this are not what Nantucket is about,” Nantucket Police wrote in a release Sunday. “Nantucket is known for its diverse population and celebrates the diversity of cultures that make up this island community.”

Nantucket Police Chief William Pittman said the incident had an impact on the island’s…

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