Locating Delaware’s DuPont “Colored” Schools
The Story of the DuPont “Colored” Schools In the 1920s -1930s, as part of a large-scale rebuilding campaign spearheaded by the Delaware School Auxiliary Association (DSAA), industrialist and philanthropist Pierre S. du Pont, funded the construction of modern, architect designed schools across the state of Delaware. The campaign included 90 schools for African American and […]
Descendant community to inform John Dickinson Plantation’s future
Historic site is preparing for a public meeting to form a Descendant Community Engagement Group. Collaboratively, the group will provide recommendations for the interpretation of the site, including the African Burial Ground.
‘The Kidnapping of Bathsheba Bungy’ program on March 18, 2023
Program explores the true story of a free, Black girl from New Castle who was kidnapped to be sold into slavery, and her subsequent rescue.
‘Struggles for Equality’ series at The Old State House in February 2023
Series highlights important parts of Black history in Delaware, and pioneering African American artists of rhythm and blues, soul, and rock and roll music.
Division celebrates Black History Month 2023
Eight of the month’s events celebrate the invaluable contributions that the African American community has made to the culture and history of the United States.
The Green Book: Acclaimed guide included Delaware locations for travelers of color
During the Jim Crow era, an annual travel guide for the African American community helped readers find places to eat and sleep. In Delaware, 17 properties are listed statewide. Read on to learn more about the importance of the Delaware Green Book.
CORRECTION–Delaware’s 24th annual Chautauqua, Sept. 8–11, 2022
Tent shows to showcase entertainment and the artists who brought it to life.
24th Annual Chautauqua, “That’s Entertainment”
Thursday, September 8, 2022 — Friday, September 9, 2022 outside the Zwaanendael Museum in LewesANDSaturday, September 10, 2022 — Sunday, September 11, 2022 outside the New Castle Court House Museum in New Castle *Programs – Live and Livestreamed *Entertaining and Educational *Experiences for All Ages *Interact with Historical Legends! All programs are free and open […]
Schedule of Events, September 11, 2022
New Castle Court House Museum Facebook livestream and in-person in The New Castle Visitor Center at The Arsenal due to the weather All programs are free and are offered in-person and some via Facebook livestream. Her Time 20XX – 12 p.m. Roseria Macera directs Her Time 20XX, an all-women string orchestra. Join this program in-person […]
Schedule of Events, September 10, 2022
New Castle Court House Museum Facebook livestream and in-person on the New Castle Green All programs are free. Programs are offered in-person and some via Facebook livestream. “Songs of a Grateful People” — Performance by Dr. Valarie Boyer – 12 p.m. Writer, educator and actor Dr. Valarie Boyer will sing and talk about the Underground […]