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Artifacts of Activism, Resistance, and Life in Delaware
Artifacts of Work Life
Artifacts of Work Life
Artifacts related to commercial or forced labor.
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Chinese Workers at Dravo Corporation
Provides insight into the employment opportunities and workplace hierarchies Chinese Americans faced during World War II.
Jints and her enslaver´s baby Hannah E. Stockley
Enslaved people were often the primary caretakers of their enslavers' children. This is the only known photograph of an enslaved person in Delaware.
African American Participation During World War I
Centering African American contributions in WWI, which are too often overlooked because of the early 20th century's racist military rules.
Collection of Works by African American Artists
This collection highlights the work of African American artists.
This photograph promotes conversations about educational values, facilities, and training for African Americans in Delaware.
Stock certificate for BET Holdings, Inc.
This object highlights African American leadership, entrepreneurship, and organizations.
Expanding the Delaware Day Story
Provides insights into the lives and struggles of enslaved peoples who lived in 18th-century Delaware.
DuPont Promotional Video: Black Engineers
Efforts to recruit Black engineers contributes to conversations about equitable educational opportunities and diversity in the workplace.
Exporting a Railcar
This photograph reveals the contributions of Black Americans to developing industry.
Building a Ferry Boat
Shipbuilding was a career in which African Americans were frequently employed in Delaware in the early 20th century.
This plaque speaks to attempts to increase the visibility of Hispanic-owned businesses in Delaware.
Dr. Joseph Johnson: African American Educator
This documentary speaks to civil rights work in Delaware's educational system.
Shoe Shine Stand
This object can be used in discussion of the resilience of African American businesses, employees, and entrepreneurs of the late 20th century.
Edward Loper, Sr.'s Palette
This palette can speak to African American artists' self-expression, resilience, talent, and success.
King Street Market
This aquatint provides insight into the entrepreneurship of Black Delawareans and the integrated experience of open-air markets in Wilmington.
Chief Charles Cullen “Little Owl” Clark, Sr.'s Store
This image documents the entrepreneurship of Indigenous individuals.
Edward L. Loper Sr.'s Easel
This item highlights the presence of African American Delawareans in the visual arts profession.
This image reflects African American service in segregated armed forces during World War I.
After a Shower
This painting highlights the presence and prominence of African American Delawareans in the visual arts profession.
Presidents of National Negro Business League
This image highlights African American leadership, entrepreneurship, and organizations.
Men at the Fort Miles Naval Base at Cape Henlopen
This image promotes discussion about African Americans' service in WWII, when most troops were still segregated and Black soldiers faced significant discrimination.
This 19th century illustration provides insight into what forms of work were available to free Blacks, issues of segregation, and the portrayal of Black men in American media.
Broadside for the Black Star Line
This item highlights African American employment and industry in Delaware.
Portrait of William Henry Furrowh
Photographic portraits were more affordable than painted ones but also reflect the way sitters want to present themselves.
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