Date Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016
This past week, I proudly issued our state’s annual proclamation for Black History Month – an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of remarkable Delawareans. They’re people like famous civil rights attorney Louis Redding, community leader and Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League founder James Gilliam Sr., and jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown as well as the many talented musicians who perform at the festival bearing his name. We also unveiled the state’s new exhibit marking 125 years of great contributions by students and faculty of Delaware State University.
In his weekly message, Governor Markell visits the Delaware Public Archives in Dover to celebrate Black History Month and recognize the importance of accepting Delaware’s past so we can build a brighter future for all Delawareans.
More than 300 national and state education experts, practitioners and policymakers came together to celebrate Delaware’s early learning achievements and Illuminate the vision for a birth to third grade approach at the Governor’s Birth to 8 Summit: First 3,000 Days in the First State.
Governor Jack Markell today joined legislators, civil rights and civic leaders, educators, and community members to mark Black History Month and sign a resolution that apologizes for Delaware’s historic role in slavery, acknowledges its painful and lasting legacy, and commits to embracing a future free of racial bias, prejudice, and discrimination.
Governor Markell today announced that he is nominating Joseph R. Slights, III, a former judge on the Delaware Superior Court, to become a Vice Chancellor on the Delaware Court of Chancery. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Slights will fill the vacancy that is resulting from the retirement of the Honorable John W. Noble later this month.
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