Exhibition - Journey to Freedom

Media Releases: Delaware Historical Society Grand Opening

African Americans in Delaware took many paths from slavery to freedom.  Their journey was filled with stories of struggle and courage, sorrow and celebration, injustice and resilience.  Through faith, family, community and accomplishment, African Americans in Delaware worked to assure that justice and equality are the rights of all people.  But is the journey complete?

The exhibition opens with an introductory wall element that poses various questions and provides touchstones throughout the exhibition to which visitors can return to facilitate conversation.

Information on the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage | Jane and Littleton Mitchell

Delaware Historical Society Fact Sheet

For more information about Journey to Freedom or the Center for African American Heritage, please contact Angela Winand, Head-Mitchell Center for African American Heritage & Diversity Programs, at awinand@dehistory.org

 

High Resolution Photo IDs and credits

Big August Quarterly, Wilmington, 1939 Courtesy of the Delaware Historical Society

Motley family, March on Washington 1963, Courtesy of the Delaware Historical Society

Tuskegee airman ca. 1940s, photo by Littleton Mitchell, Courtesy of the Delaware Historical Society
 

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