First for Friday, June 6, 2014

Brown vs. Board plus 60

Sixty years ago, the US Supreme Court’s major accomplishment was the end of separate but equal schooling. The resulting integration of the nation’s schools had a major impact on Delaware. In this week’s First Look, we visit with a Dover woman who recalls how her education was changed as a member of that first racially-integrated class, and how those lessons remained with her.

Delaware Today

As the world notes the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, the sacrifices made during that event are almost unimaginable today. As part of our content partnership with Delaware Today magazine, we sat down with Kevin Noonan to talk about his father, Charles Noonan, who was a 29-year-old platoon leader during the invasion.

Delaware humanitarian

The winner of many industry awards, chef Matt Haley has created a culinary empire in southern Delaware. Haley owns seven restaurants all in Delaware beach towns a catering business, even a vineyard in Tuscany. While Haley is passionate about the restaurant industry, he’s even more passionate about helping people.

First Experience: Kirk Custom furniture

20 years ago, Rick Kirk decided that office work wasn’t for him. He transformed his hobby into his livelihood, and now makes custom furniture in his Wilmington shop. First Experience introduces us to Rick and his beautiful work.

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