The abolition of slavery did not bring an end to anti-Black violence, nor did it foster equality in civil rights, and as a result, Black Delawareans have continued to fight for justice for more than 100 years. Between 1861 and 1903, three documented instances of fatal racial terror reshaped Delaware’s landscape. These atrocities merit a reexamination of Delaware’s Civil War history, its status as a Union state during Reconstruction, and its modern legacy of slavery and social justice. Join our distinguished panelists as they discuss their research on this important topic in Delaware history, and their interest in developing an educational public history venture in the coming months called the Unequal Justice in Delaware project.
Panelists include Dr. James Jones, Dr. Stephanie Lampkin, Savannah Shepherd, Dr. Yohuru Williams, Alonna Berry and will conclude with an announcement from Dr. David Young.