Dignity of those interred must be respected.
Site likely holds the enslaved individuals and other African Americans who lived, worked, and died on land owned by the Dickinson family.
Archaeological research has led to the identification of a burial ground at the John Dickinson Plantation in Dover, Delaware. The burial ground was found during archaeological fieldwork on March 9, 2021 and likely holds the enslaved individuals and other African Americans who lived, worked, and died on land owned by the Dickinson family. “We remain […]
A Site of Conscience is a place of memory that confronts both the history of what happened there and its contemporary legacies.
Project supported, in part, by a $5,000 grant from
the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Five free, virtual programs streamed live on the Web.
Videos explore the lives of four enslaved individuals and an abolitionist.
We support the elimination of racial injustice, racism, discrimination, and exclusionary history. We believe that Black lives matter
We strive to practice inclusive history. History is not a series of one-sided, happy stories. It is a combination of uncomfortable truths, differing perspectives, and difficult narratives. At the John Dickinson Plantation in Dover, for example, we tell the story of the enslaved, indentured, and free Black men, women, and children who worked, and died, […]