Juneteenth events and ceremonies in Delaware are underway.

Delaware Juneteenth celebrations run throughout month

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

The First State has a number of events and ceremonies to celebrate and honor a newly-established federal holiday in mid-June.  Juneteenth, short for June 19, is a holiday that celebrates June 19, 1865. That day, Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger and his officers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to free any remaining slaves. It was two months after the Civil War …

Odyssey Charter's Melissa Tracy will be the first teacher in the state to lead the AP African American Studies class.

Odyssey to offer state’s first AP African American history course

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Odyssey Charter will be the first school in Delaware to offer an Advanced Placement African American Studies class.  The class examines the diversity of African American experiences through authentic and varied sources. The interdisciplinary course will draw from a variety of fields like literature, the arts and humanities, political science, geography and science. The class will be taught by Melissa …

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Milford Museum expands Black History exhibit

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     Milford Museum recently updated its Black History exhibit and needs additional contributions The Milford Museum recently expanded its Black History exhibit, a permanent display that highlights the many contributions of African Americans to the city. Although not complete, the exhibit will include sections on the history of black churches, education of blacks in the town …