To identify, preserve, share and celebrate
our African American heritage in the Upper Housatonic Valley,
through the creation of a heritage trail
and related interpretive materials.

We Support

  • The protection of heritage sites in the area
  • The collection, compilation, and preservation of historical materials
  • Educational initiatives and related curricula
AME Zion Outing
Summer lake outing, 1894-96. Photo by Rev. Chauncey Hatfield of Clinton A. M. E. Zion Church.


DuBois Johnson 1928
W.E.B. Du Bois, Nina Gomer Du Bois, and James Weldon Johnson at the Burghardt homesite, 1928.


Photo Credit: Above: Gary Leveille Collection, Great Barrington Historical Society; Below: Special Collections and Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst MA