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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.

Featured Events

September 30, 2021 5:00 pm

Unceasing Militant | Alison M. Parker

Born into slavery during the Civil War, Mary Church Terrell (1863–1954) would become one of the most prominent activists of her time, with a career bridging the late 19th century to the civil rights movement of the 1950s. The first president of the National Association of Colored Women and a founding member of the NAACP, Terrell collaborated closely with the likes of Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, and W. E. B. Du Bois. This is the first full-length biography of Terrell, bringing her vibrant voice and personality to life.



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October 1, 2021 10:00 am

Join scholars, historians, archivists, and community members share papers and discuss next steps towards celebrating Shadd Cary’s 200th birthday in 2023.

This day event will include paper presentations, discussions and keynotes by Rinaldo Walcott and Martha Jones. In our closing session, we will group people together by location to discuss possible event ideas and come back to share with everyone.



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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.