Martha's Vineyard Blends Vacation, History For Blacks

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The Obamas arrived on Martha's Vineyard this Sunday for a week-long vacation. Jewel Samad/Getty hide caption

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Obamas Visit Martha's Vineyard

The Obamas arrived on Martha's Vineyard this Sunday for a week-long vacation.

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President Barack Obama and his family are vacationing on Martha's Vineyard this week. The island, off the coast of Massachusetts, has played host too many famous faces, including former President Clinton and his family, filmmaker Spike Lee and the Kennedy's. Jill Nelson, author of "Finding Martha's Vineyard: African Americans at Home on an Island" explains the Vineyard's appeal the unique history of African-Americans on the island.

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