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Delaware Humanities provides educational and arts outreach, special projects, and funding opportunities to bring Delawareans together. We connect cultural, educational, and civic institutions statewide to provide public events that enhance our understanding of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we are going as individuals, communities, and citizens of Delaware.

Featured Events

March 2, 2018 6:30 pm

This is the first of two events about the 1963 March on Washington, with specific emphasis on the conditions and events leading up to the March. Many people equate this March with the “I Have a Dream Speech,” but the workshop will show how there was so much more happening during the early 1960s, that even participants in the March itself could forget its social and historical content. It was a time in American history when the social order called for racial segregation and discrimination against African-Americans for sociological, psychological and economic purposes. During the workshop, humanities scholars Dr. James Newton and Dr. Leland Ware will describe the day of the March while providing insights into the actions leading up to and following it.

 

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March 3, 2018 6:30 pm

The second of two events about the 1963 March on Washington, a musical tribute featuring a pre-play performance by the Elmwood Concert Singers.

 

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Apply For a Grant

The Grants Program is a statewide resource for support of a wide variety of lectures, festivals, panel discussions, walking tours, and the planning and implementation of exhibitions and other ventures at small and large not-for-profit institutions throughout our state of Delaware. Through this program, the Council distributes federal funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities directly to notable projects created by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other
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Calendar

February 26, 2018 6:00 pm
@Delaware City Library
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Delaware City, Delaware
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February 26, 2018 6:00 pm
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@Delaware City Library
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Delaware City, Delaware
March 2, 2018 6:30 pm
@The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
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Wilmington, Delaware
March 3, 2018 6:30 pm
@The Playhouse on Rodney Square
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Wilmington, Delaware
March 10, 2018 11:30 am
Speaker: Eunice Lafate
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@Tubman-Garrett Park
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Wilmington, Delaware

Newsworthy

  • HumaniTeens: Newark Farmers Market

    August 18, 2017

    Have you seen the organic section in your local supermarket? The ethnic section? If you have, it’s probably small without a decent variety. “You could shop at five or six stores or just one.” Located on Kirkwood Highway in Newark, the Farmers Market serves a wide variety of cultures and peoples across the state.

     

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  • HumaniTeens: Biracial Students Share Their Perspectives

    August 24, 2017

    In this growing international community, biracial and intercultural relationships have skyrocketed. The amount of people who are biracial is at an all time high. However, these students face conflicting issues of identity and acceptance from an early age. Racial tensions within America have contributed to a rough experience. Additionally, within the families, there is a matter of acceptance from both sides. We spoke to three biracial students in an attempt to more deeply understand the struggles they experience as young Americans.

     

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  • Delaware Humanities is Seeking an Executive Director

    November 7, 2017

    Delaware Humanities is seeking an Executive Director.  Please view full job description for details and for how to apply.

    Application deadline is March 9, 2018.

     

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