The Obamas are heading off to Martha’s Vineyard on Cape Cod in Massachusetts this weekend, where they will stay at Blue Heron Farm in the town of Chilmark. This isn’t “Little House and the Prairie.” The farmhouse rents for an estimated $50,000 a week and comes with a swimming pool, basketball court, and an apple orchard.
However, traditionally, African-Americans tend to settle in one of the oldest “Black” vacation destinations in the country. Oak Bluffs has welcomed the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., director Spike Lee and Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates. It was also the setting for the 1994 coming of age film, The Inkwell featuring Larenz Tate and Jada Pinkett Smith.