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Contemporary History

Exploring Modern Issues through A Historical Lens

The Contemporary History Series explores a range of topics through the prism of their historical contexts and provides a forum for issues directly affecting our communities. Top experts in their respective fields present issues which have been designed to facilitate open dialogue and encourage diverse perspectives and participation.

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Community partners participating in this collaborative project speak about what the opportunity to interpret and reflect on this history, and engage Wilmingtonians around social justice issues and the arts means for the city’s future.




Author Sarah McBride discusses, Tomorrow Will Be Different with Ashley Biden
Monday, March 19, 2018



Contemporary History Series:
"Race, Poverty, and Delaware Public Education: Policies, Prospects, and Outcomes" Part II

Thursday, February 15, 2018



Contemporary History Series:
"Race, Poverty, and Delaware Public Education: Policies, Prospects, and Outcomes"

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Click here for Dr. Daniel Rich's Education Presentation



Contemporary History Series:
"Growing Business in Delaware
The Politics of Job Creation in a Small State"

Thursday, June 22, 2017




Contemporary History Series:
"Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry"

Thursday, March 9, 2017



Contemporary History Series:
"A House is Not a Home":
The Collins Park Bombing of 1956
Saturday, November 5, 2016



Contemporary History Series:
Bending Toward Justice

Thursday, September 15, 2016



Contemporary History Series:
Then and Now:
Delaware's Immigration Stories

Thursday, June 30, 2016



Contemporary History Series:
Battle for the Barriers in Delaware:
A Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 14, 2016



If you missed the first program in the Delaware Historical Society’s Contemporary History Series earlier this year (unavailable on YouTube), you are welcome to view this panel discussion coordinated with Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr. featuring thought leaders in the Wilmington community.  The video, "The Conversation About 'The Conversation' About Race" is courtesy of the Delaware State Courts and National Center for State Courts. Thursday, March 24, 2016


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