Dover is the capital and second largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. According to the U.S. Census Bureau the population was 35,811.
Dover and Kent County were deeply divided over the issue of slavery and was a "stop" on the Underground Railroad, due to its proximity to slave holding Maryland and free Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It was also home to a large Quaker community that encouraged a sustained emancipation effort in the early nineteenth century. There were very few slaves in the area, but the institution was supported, if not practiced, by a small majority, who saw to its continuation.
Delaware's largest employer is also Dover's – the state government. A large portion, but not all, of the state's bureaucracy is located in and around Dover. However, like some other American states, Delaware's capital is not its largest city. Consequently, Wilmington, in the northern part of the state and its largest city, has many state offices and employees one would normally expect to find in the state capital, including the headquarters of the Office of the Attorney General. Dover is one of the fast-growing areas in the State of Delaware, due in large part to the relatively low cost of living. As a consequence, the Kent County government is a major employer in the area as well. Apart from the state and county governments, Dover's significant employers include Dover Air Force Base, located within the southeast corporate limits of the city.
Dover is home to Delaware State University (a land-grant university and Delaware's only historically black university), and Wesley College. It is also home to the Terry Campus of the Delaware Technical & Community College and that college's administrative offices. Dover also has satellite locations of the University of Delaware and Wilmington University.
WSTW 93.7 FM Wilmington, DE Top-40
WENJ 97.3 FM Millville, NJ Sports
WNCL 101.3 FM Milford, DE Classic Hits
WJKS 101.7 FM Canton, NJ Urban Contemporary
WTDK 107.1 FM Federalsburg, MD Oldies
WIBG 1020 AM Ocean City/Somers Po, NJ News/Talk
WJSS 1330 AM Havre de Grace, MD News/Talk
WDOV 1410 AM Dover, DE News/Talk
A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.
BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Body Mind & Soul Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1655 S Dupont Hwy, Dover DE (302) 734-2856
Nubian Hair Design - Category: Black Hair Salons - 231 West Loockerman St, Dover DE (302) 674-1171
Sally Beauty Supply - Category: Black Hair Salons - 283 North Dupont Highway Suite D, Dover DE (302) 674-2201
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Michelle's of Delaware LLC - Category: Art Gallery - Michelle’s of Delaware LLC is a fine art gallery located in the heart of downtown Wilmington featuring works by visual artists of African Heritage. - 619 North Market Street - Wilmington, DE (302) 655-3650 - (visit website)
Vicks Commercial Cleaning & Maintenance, LLC - Category: Services - A certified green janitorial service - 378 Mannering Drive, Dover, Delaware (302) 697-6161 - (visit website)
Delaware State University - Category: Historically Black College - 1200 North DuPont Highway - Dover, DE 19901 (302) 857-6060 - (visit website)
Delaware State University Tour Choir - Category: Music - The Delaware State University Choir, one of the outstanding choral groups in the country, has toured extensively and has highly praised for its performances of the choral works of Thomas Tallis, Joseph Haydn, Ernst Toch, and Moses Hogan. The Choir has become recognized for its interpretations of Negro Spirituals, as well as of choral works by composers of African descent. - Contact: Dr. Curtis Everett Powell, director – office of choral activities, Delaware State University, 1200 North DuPont Highway - Dover, DE (302) 857-6693, or CPowell@DeSU.edu
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Southern Finest Bar B Q - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Meat is slow smoked , falls off the bone. - 1819 S Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE (302) 346-4768 - (visit website)
Southern Finest Barbecue and Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - A neighborhood favorite. - 1819 S Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE (302) 724-5518 - (visit website)
Where Pigs Fly - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - The Ribs are great! - 617 E Loockerman St, Dover, DE (302) 678-0586 - (visit website)
We here at BlackCityInfo.com have endeavored to provide you with accurate content from third parties, but
does not necessarily guarantee or endorse the reliability of these sources. So as with all resources please use common sense and reasonable caution. Use at your own risk.