Category Archives: Delaware

Delmar Medical Society?

A quick question, as I am hoping someone might have some answers. Does anyone know about the Delmar Medical Society of the Eastern Shore? Recently I was re-reading a past newspaper article in the Daily Times of Salisbury about the … Continue reading

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Article on the Delaware Death Penalty

The website of WDDE 91.1 FM includes this article, “The History of Death Penalty in Delaware,” by Mark Fowser, August 10, 2011. The photographs included in the online article are from the Delaware Historical Society, the William P. Frank Collection. … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Congo

Don’t shoot me for the post title; I simply could not resist.  But the title was created out of respect — respect for any family that goes into such a business, taking care of families at their lowest.  I was … Continue reading

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On this Day: January 1, 1808

January 1, 1808 — On this day the importation of slaves into the United States was abolished as the result of the Congressional act of March 3, 1807. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture describes this on their … Continue reading

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The Green Book: Delmarva

Watching a PBS program prompted me to take a look at The Green Book and to find the listings shown for Delmarva.  You can find the 1949 edition on the internet, the publication then called “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” … Continue reading

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George White: In the Dead Fire’s Ashes

Thank you, Dr. Ray Thompson, of the Nabb Research Center of Salisbury University, for taking the several steps it took to borrow the film In the Dead Fire’s Ashes from the University of Delaware so that I could watch it.  … Continue reading

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St. Louis connects to Delmarva History

I ran across this handy website that might be of interest to researchers.  If you are wanting a quick search of slaves who served during the Civil War, you might want to take a look at this St. Louis County … Continue reading

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