Pages Tagged With: "African American"

Gov. Markell pardons Underground Railroad conductor Samuel D. Burris

Delaware man was convicted on Nov. 2, 1847 of aiding slaves escaping from their owners.




Goodbye Howard

Long-term volunteer Howard Fulcher to leave the division at the end of July 2015.




DSU freshmen present fresh perspectives on Delaware history

Students participated in programs at four Delaware historic sites in July 2015.




Former president of Ghana visits John Dickinson Plantation

Leader in Dover to deliver Delaware State University commencement address.




‘An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware’ exhibit closed on Dec. 7, 2014

EXHIBIT CLOSED on Dec. 7, 2014.




Two additional Delaware properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places

St. Stephen’s Protestant Episcopal Church in Harrington and the Union Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church Complex in Clarksville are the most recent listings.




Division honored with prestigious History in Progress Award

Only four projects in the entire nation were honored with the award in 2014.




‘Stealing Freedom Along the Mason Dixon Line: The Story of Elkton Slave Catcher and Kidnapper Thomas McCreary’

Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware lecture to take place on Oct. 27, 2014.




‘The Civil Rights Movement in Delaware: Its History—Its Legacy’

Symposium to take place in Dover on Oct. 2 and 3, 2014.




‘Emeline Hawkins: Her Journey from Slavery to Freedom on the Underground Railroad’ exhibit closed on July 23, 2017

Exhibit closed on July 23, 2017