Pages Tagged With: "Black history"

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.




Changing the view of history

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




Division-sponsored programs in November 2021

A folk music concert, and programs celebrating Dutch American Heritage Day and National Native American Heritage Month among events/topics to be explored.




Iron Hill area church added to National Register

African Union Church and Cemetery of Iron Hill, located southwest of Newark, Del., listed on Sept. 9, 2021.




Division-sponsored programs in October 2021

18th century trades, true crime in song and walking tours of a historic cemetery among programs/topics to be explored.




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.




Intern projects help illuminate lives of enslaved

Archaeology and landscape-design projects to help tell the stories of African Americans who lived and died at the John Dickinson Plantation.




Division partners with Univ. of Delaware internship program

Three history majors in the University of Delaware’s E. Lyman Stewart Internship Program worked for the division during the summer of 2021.




Never to be forgotten or lost again

John Dickinson Plantation burial ground for enslaved men, women and children, and for free African Americans who died on the site, to be preserved and interpreted.




Museums of the State of Delaware open for Juneteenth

Holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.