Black History Month Kick-off Poetry Slam
Friday, February 02, 2018  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mitchell Center for African American Heritage - Wilmington


2018 Communications Contest


Kick off your celebration of Black History Month at the Mitchell Center and the Delaware History Museum during February’s Art Loop.  Take advantage of free admission hours to explore our Journey to Freedom and see what the Delaware Historical Society has to offer.  You can “Discover Delaware,” and also view our new exhibition, The First State at the Front: WWI and the Road to Victorious Peace.

Join us in the Mitchell Center Theater as we host some recent winners of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Communications Contest, who will be performing their prize-winning creations.

The competition is designed to challenge Delaware high school students to develop and communicate their ideas using the spoken word, reflecting on Dr. King’s legacy of social justice and peace while sharing their vision of the future with the Wilmington community. Unlike typical public speaking contests, the message is the priority, and youth have creative freedom to express and communicate their message.The contest, co-sponsored by Christ Church Christiana Hundred and YWCA Delaware, is open to all Delaware high school students, grades 9-12.  The third annual competition was held at the Baby Grand on January 14, 2018.

FREE for all ages!
FREE parking is also available courtesy of Colonial Parking on the corner of 6th and Shipley streets.


Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
504 N. Market Street


Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage was named in honor of two Delawareans who worked tirelessly for civil rights for the disenfranchised. The Mitchell Center collects, preserves and presents for public enrichment the history and heritage of Delaware's African Americans. Using historical objects, museum exhibitions, education programs and research, the Mitchell Center is Delaware's first central repository dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the state's African American history, heritage and culture.

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The Delaware Historical Society is the statewide, non-profit organization that explores, preserves, shares, and promotes Delaware history, heritage, and culture to strengthen our community.