Delaware Humanities is Delaware’s independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Founded in 1973, Delaware Humanities strengthens our communities by encouraging all Delawareans to be inspired, informed, and engaged through exploring the diversity of the human experience.
In a book that weaves historical detail with personal reportage, Howard W. French retells the story of medieval and emerging Africa, demonstrating how the economic ascendancy of Europe, the anchoring of democracy in America, and the fulfillment of so-called Enlightenment ideals all grew out of Europe’s dehumanizing engagement with the “darkest” continent. Born in Blackness retrieves the lives of major African historical figures whose legacies have been downplayed or erased, telling the story of gold, tobacco, sugar, and cotton — and the greatest “commodity” of all, the millions brought in chains to the New World, whose reclaimed histories help explain our present world.
RECOVER and RENEW Grant applications are now OPEN
- Through the American Rescue Plan Act and National Endowment for the Humanities, we are offering eligible Delaware based organizations the opportunity to apply for up to $20,000 in support.
- Humanities-based organizations may apply for RECOVER support, and those who do humanities programming and activities can apply for RENEW support.
- We will process these applications on a rolling basis, with all decisions made before December 1, 2021.
- We will continue to process and award Opportunity Grants throughout 2021 to qualified Delaware nonprofit organizations.
- For further details and FAQ for specific guidelines, see the Grants Page.