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Jun
17
Wed
“To Be Free, a Citizen, and a Voter”: African American Agency in the Civil War
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Meet Christy Coleman, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation's new leader ...

In recognition of Juneteenth and the 150 year anniversary of the 15th amendment, join the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage at the Delaware Historical Society for a presentation by Christy Coleman, (pictured above), Executive Director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in Williamsburg, VA titled “To Be Free, A Citizen and a Voter: African American Agency In Civil War America.”

There will be TWO presentations, one at 10 a.m. and the other at 6 p.m. held on Wednesday, June 17th.

Summer Book Club: ‘Stay With Me’ @ Zoom
Jun 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

We will be discussing Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀. The first 10 registered attendees will be mailed a free copy of the book. (Books will only be sent to Delaware addresses.)

Those who can obtain their own copy of the book can register as well. People who attend all three discussions will receive some free swag items from Delaware Humanities!

There will also be an online discussion taking place in our Summer Book Club Facebook group for anyone who is not able to participate in the Zoom discussion.

Upcoming Discussions:

  • July 15th – The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal
  • Aug 12th – Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Follow “@dehumanities” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date on other events.

Book Summary:

Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. They have always agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage, Yejide is still not pregnant. Then her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin’s second wife. Furious, shocked, and livid with jealousy, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant, which, finally, she does, but at a cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine. Stay With Me asks how much we can sacrifice for the sake of family.

“To Be Free, a Citizen, and a Voter”: African American Agency in the Civil War @ Delaware Historical Society
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meet Christy Coleman, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation's new leader ...

In recognition of Juneteenth and the 150 year anniversary of the 15th amendment, join the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage at the Delaware Historical Society for a presentation by Christy Coleman, (pictured above), Executive Director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in Williamsburg, VA titled “To Be Free, A Citizen and a Voter: African American Agency In Civil War America.”

There will be TWO presentations, one at 10 a.m. and the other at 6 p.m. held on Wednesday, June 17th.

Jun
25
Thu
Distant Discussions @ Online
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

What makes it possible for us to connect with others?

Join us for a short, 30-minute lunch conversation on Sharon Olds’ poem “Summer Solstice, New York City”.

You can find the poem here. To join the conversation, please register.

Contact us with any questions!

Jul
9
Thu
Distant Discussions @ Online
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Can history of infectious disease help us understand problems we face in medicine today?

Join us for a short, 30-minute lunch conversation on the National Geographic article “Typhoid Mary’s Tragic Tale Exposed the Health Impacts of ‘Super-spreaders'”.

You can find the article here. To join the conversation, please register.

Contact us with any questions!

Jul
15
Wed
Summer Book Club: ‘The Heart’ @ Zoom
Jul 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

We will be discussing The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal. The first 10 registered attendees will be mailed a free copy of the book. (Books will only be sent to Delaware addresses.)

Those who can obtain their own copy of the book can register as well. People who participate in all three discussions will receive some free swag items from Delaware Humanities!

There will also be an online discussion taking place in our Summer Book Club Facebook group for anyone who is not able to participate in the Zoom discussion.

Upcoming Discussions:

Aug 12th – Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Follow “@dehumanities” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date on other events.

Book Summary:

Just before dawn on a Sunday morning, three teenage boys go surfing. While driving home exhausted, the boys are involved in a fatal car accident on a deserted road. Two of the boys are wearing seat belts; one goes through the windshield. The doctors declare him brain-dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, but his heart is still beating. The Heart takes place over the twenty-four hours surrounding the resulting heart transplant, as life is taken from a young man and given to a woman close to death. In gorgeous, ruminative prose, it examines the deepest feelings of everyone involved as they navigate decisions of life and death. As stylistically audacious as it is emotionally explosive, The Heart mesmerized readers in France, where it has been hailed as the breakthrough work of a new literary star. With the precision of a surgeon and the language of a poet, de Kerangal has made a major contribution to both medicine and literature with an epic tale of grief, hope, and survival.

SPONSORED BY THE SELBYVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Jul
17
Fri
CARES Recover Grant Q&A @ Online
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Questions about CARES Recover Grants?  Join us for a Q&A on Friday, July 17 at noon.  Registration required, please register here.

For more information on CARES you can visit the CARES Recover Grants page.

Jul
23
Thu
Distant Discussions @ Online
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

When we give, what do we expect in return?

Join us for a short, 30-minute lunch conversation on Craig Arnold’s poem Bird-Understander“.

You can find the poem here. To join the conversation, please register.

Contact us with any questions!

Jul
24
Fri
CARES Round 2 Grant Submissions Due
Jul 24 @ 11:58 pm – 11:59 pm

CARES Act Recover Grants

Delaware Humanities will be receiving funding from the CARES Act and the National Endowment for the Humanities to provide relief for humanities based organizations.  Visit the CARES Act Recover Grants for more information.  The second round application opens July 10, 2020 and closes July 24, 2020.

Aug
6
Thu
Singing Workers: American Occupational Folk Songs (Online) @ Delaware City Library
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Before modern mass media and widespread literacy, workers in various occupations made their own songs to express their emotions, convey information, tell stories, solidify group identity, and help them make it through the day. Saul Broudy sings the songs of railroad workers, coal miners, farmers, hobos, truck drivers, pilots, and other workers, and discusses the role this music played in the workers’ lives.