The public is invited to join Governor Markell in commemorating Black History Month in Delaware at an event on Thursday, Feb. 2 in Dover and to view a special photo exhibit which helps tell the story of the African-American educational journey in Delaware.
Over 2,000 images of Delaware life in the 1920s and 1930s are now only a couple of clicks away, thanks to an initiative by the Delaware Public Archives (DPA) to digitize its entire Board of Agriculture glass negative collection.
Governor Jack Markell and the Delaware Tourism Office launched the Delaware History Trail, comprised of 36 sites located throughout the state, to showcase the First State’s abundance of historical sites and to educate visitors and residents about Delaware’s place in American history. Visitors can now follow a trail of exploration to discover and experience Delaware’s rich heritage.
“While we commemorate December 7th as Delaware Day, we also recognize the sacrifices made by members of our military and their families on this day in 1941,” Governor Markell said.