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FAMOUS AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM DELAWARE


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TRADITIONAL DELAWARE FOODS


  • Sour-Milk Biscuits
  • Broiled Chicken
  • Fried Chicken
  • Crab Cakes
  • Dilly Crab Dip
  • Oysters
  • Pancakes
  • Muddle
  • Smoked Ham
  • Cauliflower
  • Potatoes
  • Milk
  • Blue Hen



 

   

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT DELAWARE?


  1. The population of Delaware is 897,934, ranked 45th in the U.S.

  2. Most of the free African-American families in Delaware before the Revolution had migrated from Maryland to find more affordable land. They were descendants chiefly of relationships or marriages between servant women and enslaved, servant or free African or African-American men.

  3. The independent black denomination was chartered by freed slave Peter Spencer in 1813 as the "Union Church of Africans". This followed the 1793 establishment of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, which had ties to the Methodist Episcopal Church until 1816.

  4. Spencer built a church in Wilmington for the new denomination. This was renamed the African Union First Colored Methodist Protestant Church and Connection, more commonly known as the A.U.M.P. Church. Begun by Spencer in 1814, the annual gathering of the Big August Quarterly still draws people together in a religious and cultural festival, the oldest such cultural festival in the nation.

  5. Delaware is notable for being the only slave state from which no Confederate regiments or militia groups were assembled. It did not free its slaves until forced to by the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in December 1865.

  6. The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is a free jazz music festival held annually at Rodney Square in Wilmington, Delaware. The first festival was held in 1989 on the open lawn in the central area of the city and has remained free to the public.

  7. Delaware was the origin of Belton v. Gebhart, one of the four cases which was combined into Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court of the United States decision that led to the end of segregated public schools.

  8. The gross state product of Delaware in 2003 was $49 billion. The per capita personal income was $34,199, ranking 9th in the nation.

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Delaware to Become 12th State to Endorse Fair Hiring of People with Records

Georgia could be next state to give qualified applicants with convictions a fair chance to work


Washington, DC—Delaware Governor Jack Markell is expected to sign bipartisan legislation Thursday afternoon known as “ban the box,” making Delaware the 12th state in the nation to remove questions about an applicant’s criminal record from government job applications. Earlier this year in hisstate of the state address, the Governor called on Delaware to adopt the policy and “be a model for the private sector, because marginalizing ex-offenders helps none of us.”

This latest win in the movement for fair-hiring policies follows on the heels of recent victories in the Midwest. In April, Republican Governor Dave Heineman of Nebraska signed into law a criminal justice reform bill that included a provision postponing conviction inquiries so that job-seekers can be reviewed on their qualifications first. And this week in Michigan, Genesee County and Ann Arbor, both unanimously adopted policies removing conviction questions from government job applications.

In the South, Republican Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia has pledged to issue an executive order offering job applicants with records a fair chance to be judged on their merits, not just their records. The Governor’s spokesperson told the Times-Herald: “The governor will implement ban the box on the state level, and hope that the private sector follows suit. This will afford those with blemishes on their record a shot at a good job, which is key to preventing a return to crime.”

Other jurisdictions are taking action to reduce unnecessary job barriers in the private sector. Last week, the Baltimore City Councilapproved a measure applying ban-the-box to private employers. In New York City, the NYC Fair Chance Act, a similar measure applying to all employers, was introduced last week with strong support in the City Council. And in Illinois, a bill applying to private employers recently passed the house and will be taken up by the state senate.

“The tally of jurisdictions that are standing up for a fair chance for all job-seekers is up to 12 states and over 60 cities and counties. The broad support shows that we are finding common ground in ways that strengthen our economy,” said Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project. Besides the pending executive order in Georgia and the bill in Illinois, legislation was introduced this year in Florida, South Carolina, New Hampshire, and New Jersey.

To help advocates and policymakers tap into this national momentum and initiate fair-chance campaigns in their communities, NELP has released a new comprehensive online toolkit. It includes best practices, sample public education materials, model legislative language, media coverage, and other campaign resources.

The National Employment Law Project is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts research and advocates on issues affecting low-wage and unemployed workers. For more about NELP, visit www.nelp.org.


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DSU is one of America's most prestigious HBCUs -- Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
 
Growing up black in Wilmington, Delaware
 
Conversation with Dr. Eugene McGowan. Dr. Eugene McGowan was the first African American school psychologist in the state of Delaware.
 
 
DEMOGRAPHICS & QUICK FACTS
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Demographics of Delaware
By Race White Black American Indian Asian Hispanic
total population 76.01% 21.51% 0.79% 3.01% 5.39%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Quick Facts:
  1. 51.4% of Delawarean are female and 48.6% are male.

  2. Delaware ranks #17 as best states to live.   source

  3. Percentage of black-owned firms in Delaware, 6.7%.


State Symbols:

Delaware Flag
The Flag of the State of Delaware


  • Tree: American Holly
  • Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
  • Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail
  • Colors: Colonial Blue and Buff
  • Insect: Ladybug
  • Fish: Weakfish
  • Flower: Peach Blossom
  • Fossil: Belemnite
  • Motto: Liberty and Independence
  • Beverage: Milk
  • Songs: “Our Delaware”

    Capital City: Dover
    Nickname: Diamond State; First State; Small Wonder


5 Largest Cities:
  1. Wilmington
  2. Dover
  3. Newark
  4. Middletown
  5. Smyrna
 










 
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