Pages Tagged With: "African American"

Site of purported African-American cemetery discovered near Frankford

Development slated for nearby property.




African American History Month programs among 13 special events at division museums during February 2019

Highlights include programs on the Underground Railroad, Black recording artists and record labels from the early 20th century, and First African Baptist Church cemeteries in Philadelphia.




‘The Path to Freedom: A History of the Underground Railroad in Delaware’ exhibit at the New Castle Court House Museum

Exhibit explores Delaware’s role in the clandestine network that transported American slaves to freedom including the true journey of the Hawkins family from bondage in Maryland, through Delaware, to freedom in Pennsylvania.




Division welcomes social-media intern

Emmitt Best is working to engage residents and visitors in Delaware history.




Division employee makes National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 40-Under-40 list

Carlton Hall, a cultural preservation specialist and historian in the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office was honored for his research into the state’s African-American history.




African-American History Month programs among 18 special events at division museums during February 2018

Highlights include programs on African-American life at the John Dickinson Plantation in the 18th century, the evolution of Black recorded music and African-American archaeology in Delaware.




Division to sponsor seven special events during January 2018

Highlights include activities celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and programs on E.R. Johnson’s yacht, the Caroline, and buccaneers in the Delaware Bay.




Archaeological discovery writes new chapter in Delaware’s early colonial history

Findings shed light on 11 burials dating to the late 1600s including three people of African descent.




DSU students to present fresh perspectives on Delaware history on July 22, 2017

Free interactive, history-related activities to be presented at four historic sites located in Dover, Del.




50th anniversary of Johnson Victrola Museum celebrated during 2017

Museum highlights the life and achievements of Dover’s native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of The Victor Talking Machine Company.