Due to unforeseen circumstances, the spoken-word program “Listen Up! African-American History,” originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Dover, Del.’s Old State House, has been postponed until March 11, 2017. The rescheduled event will be combined with an already-planned program on women’s history.


The newly combined program, entitled “Listen Up! African American and Women’s History,” will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at The Old State House located at 25 The Green in Dover, Del. Admission is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 302-744-5054.

Working with noted Delaware spoken-word artists who serve as mentors, the March 11 program features local youth performing their own spoken-word compositions that bring to light the history of Delaware’s African-Americans and women. Special tributes will be paid to Underground Railroad conductors Samuel D. Burris and Harriet Tubman.  The program is part of the “Listen Up!” series which showcases young people utilizing poetry, theater, dance and song to create compositions that celebrate different aspects of Delaware history.