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Date Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Townsend School May 1951
Townsend School May 1951

Today Governor Markell was here at the archives to commemorate Black History Month by reading the official proclamation.  This year was particularly special as Orlando Camp was here to talk about his new book The Milford Eleven.  The Archives unveiled its newest display about African-American education in Delaware.  Included in the exhibit are facsimiles of historic legislation, educational directories, school insurance evaluations, information on the Delaware schools that were involved with the Brown Vs. the Board of Education court case, information on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s only visit to Delaware, and lots of photographs.

Come and see the exhibit and then stop by the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room to see what other information we have.

To put a hold on a copy of Orlando’s new book, visit the Delaware library catalog or your local library.

To learn more about African American history in Delaware you can download 3 free eBooks.

To see more photographs, visit the album on our Facebook page.

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