Celebrate Black History Month with these events in Delaware and along the Eastern Shore.

Delaware

African Americans on the Eastern Shore
2 p.m. February. 15, Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave. 

  • Lecture by Jim Blackwell of the Seaford Museum exploring Eastern Shore history, slavery, the Ross family and Harriet Tubman. Free; reservations required by Feb. 14 to 302-645-1148.

The African American Experience in Delaware
1 p.m. February. 15, The Old State House. 25 The Green, Dover, DE 19901

  • Historic-site interpreter Dennis Fisher explores Delaware’s rich African American culture, history and legacy from the 18th to the 20th century. Museum open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 302-744-5054.

The Women’s Suffrage Movement: Below the Color Line
1 p.m. February. 22, The Old State House. 25 The Green, Dover, DE 19901

  • African American History Month program by historian Syl Woolford explores the struggle for women to gain the right to vote and the role played by black women in the movement. Museum open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 302-744-5054.

African American History Month Movie Series

Friday February 21 and 28, 2pm-4:15pm, South Coastal Public Library 43 Kent Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930

  • February is National African American History Month. We will be showing two free movies at the library! Popcorn provided.

February 21 – Green Book rated PG-13

February 28 – Selma rated PG-13

 

Maryland

William Still: An Underground Railroad Operator and his Passengers

Saturdays, February 3, 10, and 24 – 2 pm, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, 4068 Golden Hill Rd, Church Creek, MD 21622

  • William Still was a secretary at the Vigilance Committee of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society. Learn about his personal history, the passengers he assisted in Philadelphia, and why this is such a vital record.
    4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, MD (Free)

Guided Tours, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

Sundays, February 4 and 18 – 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

  • Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibit hall and gain a deeper understanding of Tubman’s formative years.
    4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, MD (Free)

The Eastern Shore of Maryland and the Underground Railroad

Sundays, February 4 and 18 – 1-2pm, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

  • Learn about the landscape of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and how it was an integral part of the Underground Railroad for Freedom seekers. 4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, MD (Free)