Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage

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At the Journey to Freedom Blog, we aim to create a culture of continual learning through the exploration of the stories found in Delaware’s African American history and engage our community with exclusive Mitchell Center content.


MCAAH Harriet Tubman Day Virtual Program

Happy Harriet Tubman Day! To celebrate Harriet Tubman Day, the Mitchell Center has invited Deanna Mitchell, Superintendent of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, to speak on Harriet’s story along with discussing the contributions of African Americans in the study and preservation of the environment. A transcription for this program will be available soon. If you enjoyed this

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Journey to Freedom Blog Partner Feature: The Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence

For this month’s post, we are featuring one of the Mitchell Center’s partners: The Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence (BASSE). We’ve brought on Rahsel Holland, Community Outreach Coordinator at BASSE to talk about the school’s mission, goals, and Bryan Stevenson. THE BRYAN ALLEN STEVENSON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE By Rahsel Holland When you were in high school, did you notice

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An Interview with Savannah Shepherd

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the founder of the Delaware Social Justice Remembrance Coalition, Savannah Shepherd. At 15, Savannah Shepherd founded the Delaware Social Justice Remembrance Coalition after she attended the opening of the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama in April 2018. She has won awards such as the NAACP

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