Category Archives: Delaware

The pillory and the whipping post

In Delaware, the pillory and whipping post were not exclusively for African Americans, but the use of this form of punishment was used in that state well into the 20th century. The Delaware Archives provides this description. “The whipping post … Continue reading

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Can Laurel, Delaware historians help me?

It may not be wise to admit that I’ve lost my notes from a couple of decades ago.  But since I am admitting this, perhaps some of you experts on Laurel, Delaware history can help me. For some reason, I … Continue reading

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Bradley Skelcher on early Delaware African American education

In 1993, C-Span recorded historian Bradley Skelcher talk about early Delaware African American education.         His 1999 book, African American Education in Delaware: A History through Photographs, 1865-1930, is an amazing read and chock-full of wonderful photographs, … Continue reading

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Investment in Education

              A less-discussed aspect of the history of segregated schools is the fact that African Americans invested in their own schools and education — it wasn’t free nor a hand-out. Above is a photo … Continue reading

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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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