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 Posts & Pages Tagged With: "African-American History"

The African American Experience in Delaware – Multimedia

Frank R. Zebley’s Collection of Church Photographs 1930-1947 Photo Gallery of Selected Images Mrs. Jean Jamison of the NAACP Speaking About Civil Rights, February 6, 1949 WILM-civilrights_020649.mp3 Exerpts from a Bryan Bowels NAAWP rally, covering the Milford Desegregation issue 1954_Milford Deseg crisis tape 3 Senator Herman Holloway speaking to HB 23, establishing a Martin Luther […]

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The African American Experience in Delaware – Documents

  The African American Experience in Delaware – Documents Public School Insurance Evaluation Reports, 1941 Insurance evaluations of public schools recorded and photographed in 1941. Delaware Laws from 1829 In 1829 the African-American population of Delaware was comprised of 15,855 free negroes, and 3,292 slaves. The laws of the State of Delaware for this period […]

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African American Houses of Worship

eBooks The Churches of Delaware by: Frank Zebley WPA Church Records Index A History of African Americans of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore by: Carol C. Marks, Editor African American Educaton in Delaware – A History Through Photographs: 1865-1930 by: Bradley Skelcher, Ph.D. Troubled in Mind: J. Saunders Redding’s Early Years in Wilmington, Delaware by: […]

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Slavery Papers

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African American History Month

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African American History Month

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The African American Experience in Delaware

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The Freedmen’s Bureau: Records and Research during Reconstruction

On Saturday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m., Certified Genealogist Michael Hait will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives focusing on one of the lesser known federal agencies, the Freedman’s Bureau. The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands operated from the end of the Civil War until 1872 under the U.S. War Department. […]

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Researching African American Genealogy: From the Antebellum Period to the Reconstruction Era

Nineteenth century African American genealogy is particularly difficult for researchers. On Saturday, February 7, at 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will host a special program which will explore this challenging time period for African American genealogy. Presented by Shamele Jordon, the program will focus on a variety of sources and strategies for locating ancestors […]

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Lieutenant Governor Denn Proclaims February as African American History Month in Delaware

Delaware Lt. Governor Matt Denn joined Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock today during a public ceremony to declare February 2014 as African American History Month. The ceremony was held at the Delaware Public Archives and this year’s announcement was special because 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the monumental Brown v. Board of Education ruling […]

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