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Delaware Humanities provides educational 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

May 21, 2018 6:30 pm
Speaker: Jean Norvell
Welcome aboard! It’s a two month voyage, and our ship is not big. Some of you will live and sleep in the cabin below deck, but others will have to sleep in the Skiff on deck, which also houses the animals. Where you sleep will be determined by the name tag you draw. It determines your social rank. We have no refrigeration, so we need to ensure that the food on board has been properly treated before we set sail. We will also need ample supplies of beer and wine to modify the water. Without them, the water will become scummy and unfit to drink. The crew will not discuss shipboard hygiene with you, but we have to have a talk about ‘bodily functions’ before we sail. Please anticipate that your modesty will be challenged when using the “seats of ease”.

 

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May 22, 2018 6:00 pm

Dr. Robyn C. Spencer

As part of the New Directions in African-American History author series, Dr. Robyn C. Spencer, Associate Professor, Department of History at Lehman College, City University of New York, will speak on her book, The Revolution Has Come:  Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland (Duke University Press, 2016). The presentation will be followed by a book signing. The story of the Black Panther Party (BPP) reveals the complexity of everyday life in working-class African American communities.  Focusing on the role of black women in the Party provides an even deeper exploration of the development of community-based and public policy solutions to the problems of under-resourced schools and the impact of mass incarceration on black family life.

 

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FINAL DRAFTS FOR VISION GRANTS DUE MAY 15
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

May 22, 2018 6:00 pm
@Bayhealth Hospital
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Dover, Delaware
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May 22, 2018 6:00 pm
@Bayhealth Hospital
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Dover, Delaware
May 22, 2018 6:00 pm
@Delaware History Museum
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Wilmington, Delaware
May 27, 2018 2:00 pm
@Bethel Historical Society
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Bethel, Delaware
May 29, 2018 4:00 pm
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@South Coastal Library
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Bethany Beach, Delaware

Newsworthy

  • HumaniTeens: Cultural vs. Genetic Heritage

    August 10, 2017

    In this installment of HumaniTeens, Stella and Zehra relate taking ancestral DNA tests, their results, and what this meant to each of them.

     

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  • 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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