With support from the Provost's Office and the College of Arts & Sciences, the Center for the Study of Diversity (CSD) is partnering with the Delaware Historical Society's Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, Delaware State University, and the Delaware Social Justice Remembrance Coalition on a project centering on African American stories and experiences, building a foundation for CSD's efforts to develop an educational curriculum for African American history in Delaware.
This exciting initiative – "Unequal Justice in Delaware – Rewriting the Narrative" – was recently featured on PBS station WHYY's website in an article by Mark Eichmann. Mark speaks with Stephanie Lampkin, director of the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage in Wilmington, who says that "the focus is not solely on the history of racial violence, but also the response to those incidents. How did the community gather? How did the people respond? How did it change or impact policy?"
Eichmann also talks with Amy Shepherd with the Delaware Social Justice Remembrance Coalition whose daughter, Savannah, helped to spearhead a memorialization of the lynching of George White only to have the historical marker dedicated to the incident stolen weeks after it was installed.
The full article by Mark Eichmann can be found on WHYY PBS's website here.
In addition, Stephanie Lampkin was also a recently featured guest on WHYY Radio Times where she discussed the project with Mary Cummings Jordan. Find the engaging fifteen-minute conversation here. Discussion of the Unequal Justice Project begins at the 13:45 mark.
Continue to return to the CSD website for updates about this initiative.