Pages Tagged With: "Slavery"

John Dickinson Plantation honored with Award of Excellence

Museum honored for its project “Search, Discovery, and Interpretation of the African Burial Ground at the John Dickinson Plantation.”




Myths of the Mason Dixon line

Did you know that Delaware is in a relatively unique position when it comes to the Mason-Dixon line? Read on to find out more.




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 October 2021

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




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.




Diversity in Delaware History Webinar Series

Series provides a historical context to understand the complex and often difficult role that race has played in the history of the United States and the state of Delaware.




Dickinson/Zwaanendael museums add Tuesday hours

Both museums now open Tuesday through Saturday.




‘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.




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.