Pages Tagged With: "African American"

John Dickinson Plantation and Zwaanendael Museum add Tuesday hours

Both museums now open Tuesday through Saturday.




“A Mere Mock Freedom: Free and Enslaved Black Life in Delaware 1790–1840”

Video explores anti-slavery activity in Delaware in the late-18th century and the subsequent passage of repressive legislation targeting free Blacks in the 19th century.




Statement about unauthorized media images of the John Dickinson Plantation burial ground

Dignity of those interred must be respected.




Burial ground found at John Dickinson Plantation

Site likely holds the enslaved individuals and other African Americans who lived, worked, and died on land owned by the Dickinson family.




John Dickinson Plantation named a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

A Site of Conscience is a place of memory that confronts both the history of what happened there and its contemporary legacies.




Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation meeting to take place remotely on Feb. 24, 2021

Board to review National Register nomination for the African Union Church and Cemetery of Iron Hill.




John Dickinson Plantation to add area of reflection for visitors

Project supported, in part, by a $5,000 grant from
the National Trust for Historic Preservation.




Honor Dr. King’s legacy with service to the community

People urged to reach out to fellow community members in need through safe, virtual or socially distanced ways.




Video explores the lives of four enslaved people and an abolitionist

Created in celebration of Delaware Day which honors the anniversary of Delaware becoming the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on Dec. 7, 1787.




“Delaware Day 2020 — Expanding the Delaware Story”

Videos explore the lives of four enslaved individuals and an abolitionist.