Following the recent retirement of JoAnn Balingit as Delaware’s Poet Laureate, Governor Jack Markell announced the Twin Poets, Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills, will share the title of 17th Poets Laureate of the State of Delaware.
Governor Markell announced that the state will name the New Castle County Courthouse after the late Leonard Williams, the state’s second African-American judge.
In an effort to right a historic injustice, Governor Jack Markell issued a pardon for Samuel D. Burris, a free black man from Delaware, who, on Nov. 2, 1847, was convicted of aiding slaves escaping from their owners.
With autumn foliage at its peak and the scenic Thousand Acre Marsh in the background, Governor Jack Markell announced important Delaware Bayshore milestones that enhance the state’s natural resources for world-class conservation and boost the economy through recreational activities.
In New Castle, Governor Markell joined other officials and partners for a meeting of the state working group on the Delaware Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness where they announced several new efforts in the statewide effort to end veteran homelessness.
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