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Public Invited to Event Recognizing Black History Month

Department of State | News | Date Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012



The public is invited to join Governor Jack Markell as he officially proclaims February as Black History Month in Delaware at an event on Thursday, Feb. 2 in Dover.

The commemoration will include remarks by author Orlando Camp who was one of the “Milford Eleven,” a group of African-American students who sought to be integrated into the Milford School District in 1954. His book on the subject, co-written with Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee, was recently released.

Also, a new display of photos and document facsimiles which help tell the story of the African-American educational journey in Delaware will be on view.

This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN:    Thursday, February 2, 2012, 11 – 11:45 a.m.

WHERE:  Delaware Public Archives, 121 Duke of York Street, Dover

Questions? Contact Christopher Portante at (302) 857-3038 or christopher.portante@delaware.gov

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Public Invited to Event Recognizing Black History Month

Department of State | News | Date Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012



The public is invited to join Governor Jack Markell as he officially proclaims February as Black History Month in Delaware at an event on Thursday, Feb. 2 in Dover.

The commemoration will include remarks by author Orlando Camp who was one of the “Milford Eleven,” a group of African-American students who sought to be integrated into the Milford School District in 1954. His book on the subject, co-written with Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee, was recently released.

Also, a new display of photos and document facsimiles which help tell the story of the African-American educational journey in Delaware will be on view.

This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN:    Thursday, February 2, 2012, 11 – 11:45 a.m.

WHERE:  Delaware Public Archives, 121 Duke of York Street, Dover

Questions? Contact Christopher Portante at (302) 857-3038 or christopher.portante@delaware.gov

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