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Unequal Justice in Delaware Fellows Symposium

June 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0

Join the Unequal Justice Research and Public History Fellows as they share their research on how racial inequality has been perpetuated in Delaware.  Fellows will explore incidents in the history of healthcare, housing, and voting rights, and highlight how Black activists combated racist policies and procedures.  Q&A will be held at the end.

Introduction of Fellows:

Danielle Bing
Graduate Student, University of Delaware

Presentation by Fellows:

Kya McIntyre
University of Delaware, Junior (May 2022)

“Access to Care: NAACP v. Wilmington Medical Center, Institutional Discrimination, and Late 20th-Century African American Health Disparities”

Marissa Pecoraio
University of Delaware, Senior (May 2021)

“African American Political Autonomy in Postbellum Delaware: The Consequence of the 1873 Poll Tax”

Sarina Simpson
University of Delaware, Sophomore (May 2023)

“Failures in Housing Equity: Black Delawareans and State Enforcement Following the Fair Housing Act of 1968”

Wrap Up:
Savannah Shepherd
Delaware Social Justice Remembrance Coalition

About Unequal Justice in Delaware:

Unequal Justice in Delaware is a multi-year project being led by the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage at the Delaware Historical Society in partnership with the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, and the Delaware Social Justice Remembrance Coalition. The purpose of the project is research, educate, and engage the public on the history of racial injustice and inequality against Delaware’s African American community, create a path for healing and uplift by exploring the ways communities fought injustice, and encourage community dialogue.  For more information and ways to support this project, visit: Unequal Justice in Delaware.


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Delaware History Museum and Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
504 N Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801 United States
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