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The Freedmen’s Bureau: Records and Research during Reconstruction

Written on: January 29th, 2016 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

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

Written on: January 27th, 2015 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

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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The Milford School Desegregation Crisis of 1954

Written on: January 21st, 2014 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

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 […]


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The Notorious Story of Patty Cannon: Separating Fact from Fiction

Written on: September 18th, 2013 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

In the early nineteenth century, Patty Cannon was the alleged leader of a notorious gang in Sussex County that was known for kidnapping possibly hundreds of free African Americans for sale into slavery. Featured on an episode of the PBS series “History Detectives,” and the subject of numerous fictional and non-fiction accounts, Cannon’s life and […]


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

Written on: February 11th, 2013 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryPhotographs

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 […]


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Archives to Feature Black Methodism in Delaware Program on February 2

Written on: January 24th, 2013 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesPhotographsResearch Room

On February 2 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will, as part of its celebration of African American History month, be hosting a program by Syl Woolford of Newark entitled “The History of Black Methodism in Delaware.” John Wesley, in his vision of the Methodist Episcopal Church, established a denomination in which all human […]


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The War of 1812 Comes to the Delaware Public Archives

Written on: June 28th, 2012 in Delaware History

       2012 marks the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. An exhibit about this war sometimes referred to as the Second Revolutionary War in America, will be put on display at the Delaware Public Archives starting June18th. The exhibit will present some of the Archive’s finest documents relating to the war, along with highlighting a […]


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The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

Written on: January 27th, 2012 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, February 4, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives, in one of its planned activities to celebrate Black History Month, is hosting a program entitled “The Tuskegee Airmen.”  During the Second World War, a question was raised and answered conclusively in a noble experiment that later became known as the “Tuskegee Experience.” Our nation’s […]


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The Tragic Odyssey of Obie Evans and other African-Americans in Civil War Delaware

Written on: November 1st, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Join us on Saturday, November 5, 10:30 a.m. as the Delaware Public Archives continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War with a program entitled “The Tragic Odyssey of Obie Evans and other African-Americans in Civil-War Delaware.”  Obie Evans escaped slavery, survived the Battle of the Crater, and participated in Baltimore’s post-war street […]


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