Elaine Cawley Weintraub is the cofounder and research historian of the African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard a research project that has resulted in a 26 site Trail dedicated to the dissemination of the history of people of color on the Island. The Trail organization offers tours, seminars and workshops. She serves as a member of the Bias and Sensitivity Committee of the Massachusetts Department of Education and on the Teacher Advisory Board of Facing History & Ourselves. She has been honored by the Banai Birith World of Difference, is a recipient of the Margot Stern Strom Award, and was recognized in the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year and Global Educator of the year program.
A writer and lecturer on cultural competency, historical research and educational theory, Elaine Cawley Weintraub has been extensively published in the Vineyard Gazette and the Martha’s Vineyard Times. The second edition of her book Lighting the Trail was published in 2015 and in that year she was published in the 6th annual anthology of Irish writers sponsored by Ireland’s Own magazine. In 2009, she published original research into the story of Irish emigration to Martha’s Vineyard in the Dukes County Intelligencer. Her research into the history of mariners of color in New England was published by Mystic Seaport Museum.
Weintraub, E. C.. (2017, September 7). Honoring Our African-American History .Vineyard Gazette.
Weintraub, E. C. (2017, October 23). Echoes of History: An Elegy for the Denniston House.Vineyard Gazette.
Weintraub, E. C. (2017, November 15). African American Heritage Trail dedicates site. Martha’s Vineyard Times.