Pages Tagged With: "African American"

Changing the view of history

How the work of the division’s Race and Equity Committee informs the practice of history.




Division-sponsored programs in November 2021

A folk music concert, and programs celebrating Dutch American Heritage Day and National Native American Heritage Month among events/topics to be explored.




Iron Hill area church added to National Register

African Union Church and Cemetery of Iron Hill, located southwest of Newark, Del., listed on Sept. 9, 2021.




Division-sponsored programs in October 2021

18th century trades, true crime in song and walking tours of a historic cemetery among programs/topics to be explored.




Collection close-up: protest face mask and shirt

Recently accessioned collections items reflect the calls for racial justice that surged across the nation in 2020.




Intern projects help illuminate lives of enslaved

Archaeology and landscape-design projects to help tell the stories of African Americans who lived and died at the John Dickinson Plantation.




Division partners with Univ. of Delaware internship program

Three history majors in the University of Delaware’s E. Lyman Stewart Internship Program worked for the division during the summer of 2021.




Guided visitation to the African burial ground at the John Dickinson Plantation

Programs explore the experiences of the enslaved and free African Americans who lived, labored and died on the John Dickinson Plantation.




Delaware’s 23rd annual Chautauqua, Sept. 9–12, 2021

American enterprise and ingenuity will be brought to life in “The I’s Have It: Industry, Innovation, and Invention.”




Never to be forgotten or lost again

John Dickinson Plantation burial ground for enslaved men, women and children, and for free African Americans who died on the site, to be preserved and interpreted.