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“The Path to Freedom: A History of the Underground Railroad in Delaware” exhibit at the New Castle Court House Museum

Written on: November 20th, 2018 in ExhibitsMuseumsNews

Exhibit 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.

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“An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware” exhibit closed on Dec. 7, 2014

Written on: November 13th, 2014 in EventsExhibitsMuseumsNews

EXHIBIT CLOSED on Dec. 7, 2014.

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“Stealing Freedom Along the Mason Dixon Line: The Story of Elkton Slave Catcher and Kidnapper Thomas McCreary”

Written on: September 23rd, 2014 in EventsNews

Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware lecture to take place on Oct. 27, 2014.

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“Emeline Hawkins: Her Journey from Slavery to Freedom on the Underground Railroad” exhibit closed on July 23, 2017

Written on: September 16th, 2014 in ExhibitsMuseumsNews

Exhibit closed on July 23, 2017

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Harriet Tubman Day in Delaware proclaimed

Written on: March 10th, 2014 in News

Governor Jack Markell has issued a proclamation declaring March 10, 2014 as Harriet Tubman Day in Delaware in commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the death of the noted Underground Railroad conductor.

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Free Black Communities of the 19th Century

Written on: July 18th, 2013 in EducationEvents

On Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware will present “Free Black Communities of the 19th Century,” a dual lecture conducted by cultural-heritage consultant Janet L. Sheridan who will discuss Marshalltown which was established circa 1830 in Salem County, N.J., and Dr. Rebecca Sheppard, associate director of the Center […]

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Delaware History Connections: Thomas Garrett and Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Written on: March 22nd, 2012 in Historic SitesMuseums

By Kellie Mullarkey HCA Historic Sites Interpreter Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published on this week in 1852 (March 20th, to be exact). The best-selling novel opened readers’ eyes to the truths of slavery and fueled the abolitionist movement. Most of us are taught that much along the road in grade school, but […]

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