Delaware’s rich African-American history will be celebrated throughout February, which is Black History Month.
Governor Jack Markell will officially proclaim February as Black History Month in Delaware today at the state archives in Dover. Visitors will also hear from author Orlando Camp, part of a group of African-American students who sought to be integrated into the Milford School District in 1954. They became known as the “Milford Eleven. A book on that chapter of Delaware history, co-authored by Camp and State Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee, was recently published. A new display of photos and documentation of the African-American educational journey in Delaware is also going on display. The program is free and open to the public. It begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Delaware State Archives, 121 Duke of York Street, Dover.