Hidden Lives: Slavery, Freedom & The Green Walking Tour

First State Heritage Park 43 The Green, Dover, Delaware, United States

People of color have been an integral part of the Dover community for more than 300 years, but for much of that history were treated as second-class citizens, at best...and often worse.  Although their lives were tightly woven into the fabric of Dover and helped shape the city, their experiences have not been celebrated as...

The African Burial Ground, Annie Fenimore

Old State House 25 The Green, Dover, United States

Black History Month program about the site that is believed to be the final resting place for enslaved and free Black men, women and children who died on the John Dickinson Plantation.

Ending Erasure: Recognizing African Americans in the Cultural Landscape

Hockessin Public Library 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE, United States

Gloria Henry & Vertie Lee from the Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs share the stories of the people who lived, labored and died at the site of the John Dickinson Plantation. The discovery and interpretation of the African burial ground  ensures the recognition of  African Americans and their contributions and connections to the...

Hidden Lives: Slavery, Freedom & The Green Walking Tour

First State Heritage Park 43 The Green, Dover, Delaware, United States

People of color have been an integral part of the Dover community for more than 300 years, but for much of that history were treated as second-class citizens, at best...and often worse.  Although their lives were tightly woven into the fabric of Dover and helped shape the city, their experiences have not been celebrated as...

The Letter of the Law

New Castle Court House 211 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE, United States

Lead Historic Site Interpreter at the New Castle Court House Museum, Juliette Wurm will explore the bias and racism written in the laws of Delaware from the American Revolution to Reconstruction to explore the inequities written into these laws and how they were enforced

Enslavement & the Underground Railroad in Delaware: Stories from Below the Canal

Laurel Public Library 101 E 4th St, Laurel, Delaware, United States

The Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware will present an exciting program of current projects, including a new video, The Tilly Escape, about the most daring rescue mission of Harriet Tubman (Seaford), and the search for the African Burial Ground at the John Dickinson Plantation (Dover). Presented by Debra Martin, Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware; Jim...

Hidden Lives: Slavery, Freedom & The Green Walking Tour

First State Heritage Park 43 The Green, Dover, Delaware, United States

People of color have been an integral part of the Dover community for more than 300 years, but for much of that history were treated as second-class citizens, at best...and often worse.  Although their lives were tightly woven into the fabric of Dover and helped shape the city, their experiences have not been celebrated as...

An Uphill Battle, The Unfulfilled Promise of the Civil War 1860-1896

At the end of the Civil War, great change seemed promised with the first federal civil rights acts and amendments. Why instead did we descend into segregation? The program will explore the constitutional amendments, the first federal civil rights acts, Delaware’s political climate and reactions to federal legislation and end at the Plessy decision.

Hidden Lives: Slavery, Freedom & The Green Walking Tour

First State Heritage Park 43 The Green, Dover, Delaware, United States

People of color have been an integral part of the Dover community for more than 300 years, but for much of that history were treated as second-class citizens, at best...and often worse.  Although their lives were tightly woven into the fabric of Dover and helped shape the city, their experiences have not been celebrated as...

“The Kidnapping of Bathsheba Bungy”

New Castle Court House 211 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE, United States

Dr. Valarie Petty Boyer as storyteller In celebration of National Women’s History Month, historical interpreter Valarie Petty Boyer, Ph.D. will utilize monologue and song to tell the true story of Bathsheba Bungy, an African American girl from New Castle, Del. who was kidnapped by two white men in 1830 and taken to Maryland to be sold into slavery....

Harriet Tubman Underground Byway Photographic Journey Exhibit Opening

Delaware City Library 250 5th Street, Delaware City, United States

16006|https://www.ugrrdelaware.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Railroad-Byway-Exhibition-Flyer.png|full Celebrate International Underground Railroad Month with a photographic journey of the Harriet Tubman Underground Byway. Held at the Delaware City Library, this exhibit features the work of award winning Delaware City photographer Lynn Dilliplane. Meet the photographer AND “shake hands” with some excellent books on the Underground Railroad! The exhibit is co-sponsored by the...