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African-American History: Delaware Resources

This guide provides digitized primary source documents, audio recordings and eBooks related to the history of African-Americans in Delaware from the Delaware Public Archives.


Titles from our Heritage collection are now available as eBooks in PDF format. The PDF format can be used on any device that has PDF reading capabilities. This includes PCs, MACs, and many mobile devices. The PDF format is used when the presentation of the content is as important as the content itself.. (Note to Kindle Fire owners: You may need to download the file first, then sync it with your computer.)

Video explores anti-slavery activity in Delaware in the late-18th century and the subsequent passage of repressive legislation targeting free Blacks in the 19th century.