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 Posts & Pages Tagged With: "Black History Month"

Absalom Jones 1746-1818

Born near this place on a plantation known as “Cedar Town”, Jones moved to Philadelphia in 1762 and in 1784 purchased his freedom. He helped to establish the Free African Society in 1787. A leader of the independent African-American church movement, in 1792 he organized St. Thomas’ African Episcopal Church (Philadelphia) and in 1804 became […]



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.”



The African-American Educational Journey In Delaware

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 […]






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