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New Exhibit – Houses of Worship:The African American Experience in Delaware

Written on: February 11th, 2013 in Blog Posts

This week the Delaware Public Archives officially opened our new exhibit entitled, “Houses of Worship: The African American Experience in Delaware”. Governor Jack Markell made an appearance and even signed a proclamation declaring February, African American History Month. The opening of the exhibit felt more like a celebration than just a simple meeting. A powerful opening prayer began the event, a choir sang beautifully, and all those who attended could swear they heard the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the vocal cords of Reverend Moore. After the presentation ended, the guests were treated to light refreshments and were then welcomed to view the exhibit. The exhibit features key figures in the African American religious movement in Delaware. It is an amazing story of how the independent African American Church began in the First State and we here at the Archives are proud to help pass it on. Come help us celebrate this great piece of history that is not just African American history, but Delaware and even national history all this month at the Delaware Public Archives. Visit our Website for links to hours of more information including eBooks, Documents, and Multimedia.

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