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In this third episode of the Wistariahurst Series on 103.5 WCCH’s Monday Mash with Stevie C., scholar, educator and UMass PhD candidate Erika Slocumb is our guest along with City HIstorian and Wistariahurst Archivist Penni Martorell.

Erika is collaborating with Wistariahurst to research the history of early black communities in Holyoke, and her recent findings tell fascinating stories of black families who lived on the land since before the City of Holyoke was even incorporated.

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