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Delaware Humanities provides educational outreach, special projects, and funding opportunities to bring Delawareans together. We connect cultural, educational, and civic institutions statewide to provide public events that enhance our understanding of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we are going as individuals, communities, and citizens of Delaware.

Featured Events

February 21, 2019 5:30 pm

 

 

 

The Raising Kings Conference 2019 will be the 8th annual event by One Village Alliance, consisting of a powerful series of forums honoring the historic contributions of men and boys of color, while celebrating “Black History in the Making.” Launched over the MLK holiday, the conference represents a commitment to empowering the next generation of King-like leaders; self-aware social activists, and revolutionary thought leaders.

The final event of Raising Kings will take place at the I Am Art Venue,  featuring a pitch competition for young entrepreneurs.

 

 

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February 28, 2019 6:30 pm

Join us at the New Castle Public Library as we discuss the novel Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo.  Set in Nigeria between the 1980s and 2008, Stay With Me follows the story of Yejide and Akin.  While the couple fell in love easily, their attempt to have a child has been fraught with difficulties.  The sacrifices both end up making go beyond anyone’s, including the readers’, expectations.  The book has won many awards, including The New York Times’ Critics’ Top Books of the Year and Best Book of the Year by San Francisco ChronicleNational Public Radio, The Economist, Buzzfeed, and Southern Living.  You can visit Goodreads for more information about the book.

Registration is not required, but if you can attend please let us know by emailing info@dehumanities.org.  Books will be available to borrow from the New Castle Public Library.

Can’t make it in person?  Register to join us online for the discussion!

This discussion is part of our Literature and Medicine program.

 

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Apply For a Grant

The Grants Program is a statewide resource for support of a wide variety of lectures, festivals, panel discussions, walking tours, and the planning and implementation of exhibitions and other ventures at small and large not-for-profit institutions throughout our state of Delaware. Through this program, the Council distributes federal funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities directly to notable projects created by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other nonprofit organizations.

** Spring Vision Grant Cycle FY19 Deadlines: Rough Drafts are DUE Tuesday, April 2, 2019. ** 
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Calendar

February 22, 2019 6:00 pm
Speaker: Kamau Ngom
@Milford Public Library
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Milford, Delaware
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February 22, 2019 6:00 pm
Speaker: Kamau Ngom
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@Milford Public Library
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Milford, Delaware
February 22, 2019 6:00 pm
Speaker: Sharon Moore
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@Lewes Public Library
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Lewes, Delaware
February 23, 2019 11:00 am
Speaker: James Newton
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@New Castle Court House Museum
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New Castle, Delaware
February 23, 2019 2:00 pm
Speaker: Kamau Ngom
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@Claymont Library
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Claymont, Delaware

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