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Citywide Black History Celebration

Feb 1, 2018 to Feb 28, 2018
Various Locations, Dover, DE
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A series of events highlighting local African American
history, culture, art, music and theater.

FREE Admission to all events  |  Everyone Welcome!

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A series of events highlighting local African American history, culture, art, music and theater presented by the Delaware State News in partnership with: the Biggs Museum of American Art, Delaware State University, Sankofa Cultural Arts Center and Don-Del Productions

Local African American Music
Thursday, February 1st at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

Delaware State University Education & Humanities Theatre
1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover

FREE Chorale Concert featuring Delaware State University Concert Choir, Delaware State University Gospel Choir and Calvary Baptist Church of Dover Mass Choir


African American History Live
Friday, February 9th at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Saturday, February 10th at 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (doors open at 11:00 a.m.)
Saturday, February 10th at 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 3:00 p.m.)

Sankofa Cultural Arts Center
39 South West Street, Dover

Live presentations on little-known local African American history including elected officials, education, religion and African American sororities and fraternities. Musical entertainment throughout.

Tickets are free, but required for admission as seating is limited.
You can pick up your tickets:
Biggs Museum                     OR          Delaware State News
406 Federal Street, Dover                  110 Galaxy Drive, Dover

Additionally, you can request to receive tickets by mail using the coupon that can be found in the Delaware State News. Ticket holders must be seated by 15 minutes before the performance start time. Doors will be opened to the general public at that time.


Local African American Art
Thursday, February 15th at 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.)

Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal Street, Dover

We welcome you to join us for a special “Meet the Artists” reception sponsored by Chesapeake Utilities which will highlight this important group exhibition of artwork by over twenty African American artists of greater Dover and Kent County. The evening will also include music by the Sankofa youth string musicians.

Admission is FREE for this reception as well as for the First Saturday celebrations on February 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. where family-friendly hands-on art projects always reinforce exhibition themes in the drop-in community studio.

The exhibit will be on display at the Biggs Museum February 2nd - March 4th. The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

To find out more about the Biggs Museum of American Art visit


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Various Locations
Dover, DE

Feb 1, 2018 to Feb 28, 2018
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