"Struggles for Equality — ‘An Uphill Battle: The Unfulfilled Promise of the Civil War 1865-1896’ "

Date & Time:
Saturday, February 18, 2023

1:00 pm

The Old State House
25 The Green
Dover, DE

At the end of the Civil War, great change seemed promised with the first federal civil rights acts and amendments. Why instead did the nation descend into segregation? In this Black History Month program, lead historic-site interpreter Gavin Malone explores the constitutional amendments, the first federal civil rights acts, Delaware’s political climate and reactions to federal legislation ending with the Plessy decision. Free admission. 302-744-5054 or


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