National Geographic : 2003 Jun
Aglow with lanterns for Illumination Night, a 133-year-old festival of lights, Dorothy Burnham's ginger bread house is in a historicallywhite part of town. Racial tension here Is rare, says gallery owner Zita Cousens (top right). "It's a comfortable place. Little snippets of life make it spe cial'"like the Goldson family boating or artist Vincent Smith at work (both below). Police chief Joseph Carter (top left) keeps tabs on town elder Isabel Powell, self-professed maker of "wonderful lobster rolls and gorgeous Bloody Marys. I don't think of myself as Afro-American, she says. "I'm Just an American on Martha's Vineyard. Period."