Black History Month with the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage


New Hours! The Delaware History Museum, Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, and Old Town Hall are open Wednesday – Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members, teachers with ID, and children and college students with ID. For more information, visit Hours & Fees. Interested in a group tour? For reservations call (302) 655-7161.
What will your Journey to Freedom look like? The Mitchell Center’s core exhibition is located in the Delaware History Museum as part of the One State, Many Stories exhibition. Journey to Freedom, which opened in 2016, presents compelling perspectives of African Americans’ struggles for human rights, freedom and dignity in Delaware and the nation.
Journey to Freedom exhibit
New Directions in African American History event. The New Directions series highlights new research in African American history and the diaspora that reveals the connections of the Black experience in the U.S. and the world. The first speaker for 2020 will be Dr. Shantee Rosado on Black Latinas’ voices in U.S. politics on February 10th. For more information visit the Calendar
Collecting Wilmington is a series of five culminating exhibits, the Delaware Historical Society (DHS) will reveal highlights from the Paul Preston Davis Collection of Delawareana, an important and vast collection of rare business trade cards, photography, African Americana, rare print materials, and commemorative objects. The exhibition which is located on the second floor of the Delaware History Museum includes discussions on the persistence of Jim Crow imagery in advertising, gospel and secular music in the African American community, and features a rare 19th century friendship album kept by Delawarean Willie Southall as a student at Hartshorn Memorial College.
The latest edition of the Delaware History journal features selected oral history interviews from Delaware residents following the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968 and biographies of Delaware’s Black suffragists. The journal is included with your Delaware Historical Society membership. For more information or to become a member, visit Join.
Be sure to follow the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage on Twitter (@MCAAH_DHS) and Facebook (@MitchellCenterAfricanAmericanHeritageDHS) for more content.



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