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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.

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December 4, 2021 11:00 am
Speaker: Mike Dixon


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December 8, 2021 5:30 pm

We tell people to follow their dreams, but you can only dream of what you can imagine, and, depending on where you come from, your imagination can be quite limited.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (2016) is the memoir of South African comedian and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah. Noah was born during apartheid to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, a relationship which was punishable by five years in prison.  From a childhood being hidden from the government by his mother who could take him away, to a mischievous and adventurous post-apartheid young adulthood, Noah’s exceptional writing tells the story of the struggle to live in a world where he should have never existed.

Registration is required and will open soon.  Five free copies of the book will be able on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please note if you claim a free book and do not attend the discussion session, you will not be allowed to claim a free book in the future.  Books will only be mailed to Delaware addresses.



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RECOVER and RENEW ARP Grant applications for FY22 are currently under review

  • The review process will take up to three weeks, we will announce awards on a rolling basis
  • We will continue to process and award Opportunity Grants for FY22 to qualified Delaware nonprofit organizations.
  • For further details and FAQ for specific guidelines, see the Grants Page.