On October 4, 2021, I was given the opportunity to share my research on the Trask 250 with the Amherst College community care of the college’s Steering Committee on a Racial History of Amherst College. 

Israel Trask, a trustee/founder of Amherst College, served on the Board of Trustees from 1821-1835, and used money generated from his plantation operations for the general fund. The enslaved who lived on those plantations were the Trask 250.

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