John Dickinson Plantation Descendant Community Engagement Group Public Forum (In-Person)

Date & Time:
Friday, December 1, 2023

3:00 pm

John Dickinson Plantation
340 Kitts Hummock Road
Dover, DE

“We want everyone who feels a connection to the site or the area to feel welcomed to join. We have heard from people who don’t think they qualify to be part of the descendant community group due to perceptions of old, overly strict definitions of who can participate. We are following the more inclusive definition of the group as put forward in the Engaging Descendant Communities rubric.”  

– Daniel Citron, Historic Sites Team Manager 

The Descendant Community Engagement Group will collaborate with the John Dickinson Plantation to:  

  • Provide recommendations for the management and interpretation of the African Burial Ground and the expansion of the narrative of the John Dickinson Plantation as a site of enslavement.  
  • Explore ways to improve visitors’ experiences using current best practices, including the Engaging Descendant Communities Rubric.  
  • Support and participate in public education and outreach efforts, including the reimagining and reframing of the site’s significance in our shared history, and in preparation for the Semi-quincentennial (the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence). 

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