Pages Tagged With: "Black history"

‘A Mere Mock Freedom: Free and Enslaved Black Life in Delaware 1790–1840’

Video explores anti-slavery activity in Delaware in the late-18th century and the subsequent passage of repressive legislation targeting free Blacks in the 19th century.




‘Delaware Day 2020 — Expanding the Delaware Story’

Videos explore the lives of four enslaved individuals and an abolitionist.




‘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.




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 […]




Beach-going in Delaware: Black perspectives under segregation

Beaches and resorts provided enjoyment for Black, Indigenous and other people of color seeking entertainment and refuge during the Jim Crow era in the United States.




Black History of the First State: Samuel D. Burris

Samuel D. Burris was a free African American also a conductor of the Underground Railroad who only received pardon in the last decade for helping free enslaved people.




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.”




Burial ground found at John Dickinson Plantation

Site likely holds the enslaved individuals and other African Americans who lived, worked, and died on land owned by the Dickinson family.




Changing the view of history

How the work of the division’s Race and Equity Committee informs the practice of history.




Collection close-up: protest face mask and shirt

Recently accessioned collections items reflect the calls for racial justice that surged across the nation in 2020.




Collection close-up: Sen. Marie Pinkney donations

Delaware State Senator Marie Pinkney’s historic moment in politics is commemorated by a small collection of objects that represent her personal process and drive as senator since 2020.




Creating a network for Delaware’s DuPont Schools

Communities across the state are aiming to preserve the legacy of Delaware’s DuPont Schools, which educated students of color during a time of racial segregation.




Descendant Community Engagement Group public forums set for Nov. 28, Dec. 1

The public is invited to participate in forums on Nov. 28 and Dec. 1 to learn more about the division’s work engaging descendant communities.




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.




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.