Pages Tagged With: "Black history"

Then & Now: Hockessin Colored School #107

“Then & Now: Black History Highlights of Delaware” explores the historical significance of a one-room school for African American children.

Bringing history of the underrepresented to light

As the division’s new inclusive history researcher, Jeanette Bendolph knows the importance of acknowledging “the truth about the past to better our future.”

Details in Delaware: The Green Book

Throughout Delaware, you can find places that were once featured in The Green Book, which offered safe travel information for African Americans.

Then & Now: Black History Highlights of Delaware explores the impact of Redding and Stevenson

“Then & Now: Black History Highlights of Delaware” explores the impact of two iconic Black figures in Delaware history and today: Louis L. Redding and Bryan Stevenson.

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 […]

Then & Now: Black History Highlights features Rodney Hotel and Aunt Mary’s

“Then & Now: Black History Highlights of Delaware” explores the historical significance of The Rodney and present-day impact of Aunt Mary’s.

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.

Introducing the Division’s new quarterly Black history feature

Learn about the Reverend Peter Spencer, who had a hand in the creation of the path of African American churches and related festivals, in the first of a series of Black history features from our staff.