Display explores Delaware’s role in the clandestine network that transported American slaves to freedom including the true journey of the Hawkins family from bondage in Maryland, through Delaware, to freedom in Pennsylvania.
African American Civil Rights and Partners in Training grants now available.
Written on: July 16th, 2018 in News
Emmitt Best is working to engage residents and visitors in Delaware history.
Carlton Hall, a cultural preservation specialist and historian in the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office was honored for his research into the state’s African-American history.
Highlights include programs on African-American life at the John Dickinson Plantation in the 18th century, the evolution of black recorded music and African-American archaeology in Delaware.
Written on: December 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized
Highlights include activities celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and programs on E.R. Johnson’s yacht, the Caroline, and buccaneers in the Delaware Bay.
Findings shed light on 11 burials dating to the late 1600s including three people of African descent.
Free interactive, history-related activities to be presented at four historic sites located in Dover, Del.
Museum highlights the life and achievements of Dover’s native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of The Victor Talking Machine Company.
Dickinson family members, tenant farmers, tradesmen, free blacks, indentured servants and enslaved individuals are featured.