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DSEA and the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs announced season three of the Diversity in Delaware History Webinar Series. Session descriptions and registration links are below.
Session 1: The American Revolution from Other Perspectives
January 5, 2023, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
The traditional story of the American Revolution details the Patriots defeating the British and establishing the United States of America. In this program, The Old State House Lead Historic Site Interpreter, Gavin Malone, will explain how the Revolution was part of a much larger conflict spanning several continents. Embroiled within this conflict were British loyalists, African Americans, and indigenous peoples.
Register here: https://cvent.me/9WDoZ4
Session 2: The Letter of the Law – Inequitable Laws in Delaware, Part 1
February 2, 2023, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Lead Historic Site Interpreter at the New Castle Court House Museum, Juliette Wurm, will explore the biases and racism found within the laws of Delaware from the American Revolution to Reconstruction. This webinar will place the laws within the historical context of the time in which they were written.
Register here: https://cvent.me/bMmVya
Session 3: The Letter of the Law – Inequitable Laws in Delaware, Part 2
March 2, 2023, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Lead Historic Site Interpreter at the New Castle Court House Museum, Juliette Wurm, will continue the exploration of inequities in Delaware laws from the American Revolution to Reconstruction. The second webinar will focus on how these laws were enforced by using historic examples.
Register Here: https://cvent.me/8d4BG0
Session 4: Desegregating Delaware: Louis Redding and Education in the First State
April 6, 2023, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
In this webinar, Old State House Lead Site Interpreter Gavin Malone will discuss how two cases that local attorney Louis Redding took on in the early 1950s began the process of desegregating Delaware’s education system and impacted events on a national level.
Register Here: https://cvent.me/NNwXmY
Session 5: Measure Delaware’s History in Millennium
May 4, 2023, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
It is important to take all of Delaware's history into account from the beginning of human occupation. Nena Todd, Site Supervisor of The Old State House, will examine American Indian history through the millennium up to present day. Ms. Todd will re-evaluate colonial perspectives and how they served in the erasure of tribal communities including their reclassification as Indians, Americans, Blacks and free people of color. This webinar will discuss primary sources, legislation and laws, and resources to broaden the historical narrative.
Register Here: https://cvent.me/v8rWZw
Session 6: Resources for Delaware’s African American History
June 1, 2023, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
African American history is integral to the history of Delaware. How do you find the sources and historical context to build the narratives of this important history? When researching historically oppressed communities, their histories are not as evident. Join Vertie Lee, Curator of Education for the Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs, and Rebecca Fay, Director of Education for the Delaware Historical Society, as they detail resources and primary sources for African American history in Delaware.
Register Here: https://cvent.me/3RNA0Y
Did you miss the Diversity in Delaware History webinars presented last year? If so, you can view them here on the DSEA Professional Development and Learning Portal!