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Statement about unauthorized media images of the John Dickinson Plantation burial ground

Dignity of those interred must be respected.




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.




Burial ground identified at John Dickinson Plantation

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 […]




John Dickinson Plantation named a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

A Site of Conscience is a place of memory that confronts both the history of what happened there and its contemporary legacies.




John Dickinson Plantation to add area of reflection for visitors

Project supported, in part, by a $5,000 grant from
the National Trust for Historic Preservation.




Division celebrates African American History Month 2021

Five free, virtual programs streamed live on the Web.




“Delaware Day 2020 — Expanding the Delaware Story”

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, […]





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