Welcome to the Journey to Freedom Blog

My name is Kobe Baker, outreach coordinator at the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage at the Delaware Historical Society, and we are proud to launch the Journey to Freedom Blog! Here are some reasons why we started this blog and what you can expect. 

Why a blog?

As you may know, the Delaware Historical Society is closed to the public due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. To ensure the safety of our staff and community, the Mitchell Center has shifted to prioritizing online programming and digital initiatives. From webinars to a virtual open mic, the Mitchell Center has been experimenting with different virtual platforms to engage with as many people as possible. With a plethora of platforms to choose from, why a blog? 

A blog provides the Mitchell Center with a fast, easy, and flexible way to provide new content to our community. The Journey to Freedom Blog aims to provide engaging content about Delaware’s Black history that will nurture an environment of continual learning.  

What type of content should you expect?

This blog is living and breathing, therefore as the blog grows and changes, so will the content. However, you can expect the blog to provide content such as interviews, highlights on objects in our collections, written pieces from guest authors, interesting stories about Delaware’s Black history, and general Mitchell Center updates. The Journey to Freedom Blog will also be the home to the Unequal Justice in Delaware project.

How often will we post?

The Journey to Freedom Blog will be updated monthly with new content starting in December 2020.

What do you want to see from the blog?

We are excited to hear from our community! What do you want to see from the Journey to Freedom Blog? You can leave a comment in the comment section or contact us directly via email at journeytofreedomblog@gmail.com. We also encourage you to visit our website to learn more about the Mitchell Center. Thank you for supporting the Journey to Freedom Blog!

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