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Delta Sigma Theta’s Participation in the Women’s Suffrage March

In celebration of Black History month, we have created an online display, “Delta Sigma Theta & The March for Women’s Suffrage.”

Building an Educational Future

On Saturday, February 1, at 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will commemorate African American History Month with a special program led by Dr. Donald Blakey.

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 Senator Herman Holloway speaking to HB 23, establishing a Martin Luther King Holiday in Delaware      Contact us for more information about these and other photographs or documents: […]

The African American Experience in Delaware – Documents

  The African American Experience in Delaware – Documents Public School Insurance Evaluation Reports from 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 […]

Tracing Your African American Roots in Delaware

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: […]

Slavery Papers

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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Milford School Desegregation Crisis of 1954

In honor of African American History Month, the Delaware Public Archives will present a special program to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education case on Saturday, February 1, 2014, 10:30 a.m.  Following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Brown v. Board of Education in May 1954, Milford High School […]