African American history

    This history of African Americans in Delaware is about to be told in a new way, with the soon to be created African American Heritage Center. The center has been a long time coming and is not free from controversy. This week’s First Look examines the issue, and tells the story of how P.S. duPont helped African American children get a better education.

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    The Hagley Museum and Library’s documentary A Separate Place: The Schools P.S. du Pont Built has just been made available for download.  You can find the link to the movie at Hagley’s website.  You can also find teaching guides and other information about du Pont’s outreach to school children. 


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    Learn more about the debate over the placement of the African American Heritage Center in this web extra video with expanded comments from Harmon Carey and Mayor James Baker. 

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