Biggs exhibit shows a slice of African-American life

DOVER — In conjunction with Dover’s Citywide Black History Celebration, the Biggs Museum of American Art is presenting a series of art installations by Delaware State University fine arts professor Billy Colbert. His exhibition entitled “Lessons: An Exhibition By Billy Colbert” incorporates rare historic video and photographs of African-American life in the United States in […]

Commentary: Delaware has its own black history figures

By Carlos Holmes Every year in February, the natural approach to Black History Month is to highlight the African American stories and accomplishments of national importance — giants of the past and present who are renowned from the East to the West Coast. While such figures as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Langston Hughes, Thurgood Marshall […]

Dover’s Citywide Black History Celebration focuses on Delaware’s history

DOVER — The Citywide Black History Celebration returns to the Sankofa Cultural Arts Center at 39 S. West St. in Dover this weekend with the themed event “Delaware’s Minority Education before Integration.” Free tickets are still available and required for admission as seating as limited. There will be three performance times: Friday at 7 p.m. […]

CHEER Black History Culture Day grows in magnitude

GEORGETOWN – A celebration of Black History Month will culminate Saturday, Feb. 29 with CHEER Inc.’s Black History Culture Day, highlighting African-American cultural contributions locally and to America. The free four-hour event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The staging venue is the CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. Previous […]

Local legends: DSU to kick off Citywide Black History Month tonight

DOVER — National figures in black history have regularly been celebrated during the Citywide Black History Month Kickoff Program at Delaware State University. Carlos Holmes, spokesman for the university, said that with so many remarkable black individuals in the area that was bound to change — and will — for this year’s celebration. Delaware State […]

Warfield blazing trail as Kent County’s first African-American female deputy sheriff

DOVER — While making a successful pitch to Kent County voters in 2018, Sheriff Brian E. Lewis pledged to increase diversity within the office if elected. Enter Kim Warfield, blessed with the personal skills and law enforcement background to boost her candidacy in any employment search. Now she’s a pioneer too — the county’s first […]

Richard Allen Coalition Gala Feb. 1 at CHEER Community Center

GEORGETOWN — The 5th annual Richard Allen Coalition Gala set for Saturday, Feb. 1 will feature renowned Dr. Howard Stevenson as keynote speaker. Tickets are on sale now for the gala at the CHEER Community Center at 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. Festivities will begin at 4 p.m. This year’s theme is Celebrating Our Rich […]

The path to equality for all

DOVER — There was plenty to reflect on at the Dover Library late Saturday morning. A 150-member audience first listened with rapt attention to Dr. Reba Ross Hollingsworth’s 70-minute presentation on segregation and desegregation during the middle of the 20th century. A 35-minute question and answer session with the 93-year-old educator followed, with some inspired […]

Sussex Central High School’s drama club staging Aretha Franklin tribute

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Central High School’s drama program will pay tribute to “The Queen of Soul.” The Take Two Drama Club on Wednesday, Feb. 20 will present “A Tribute to Aretha Franklin,” focusing on the life and incredible body of work of the amazing singer who passed away in August 2018. Created and performed by […]

Dover program informs public on African Americans in Civil War

DOVER — “You don’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you came from” is a notion that Kathy Trusty lives by. “If you don’t know your history, you can easily repeat it,” Ms. Trusty said. “Segregation and Jim Crow wasn’t too long ago. If people don’t know about their history, they can […]

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