Milton Public Library

Delmarva Black History Series

Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Delaware’s Forgotten Daughter

by Lora Englehart

  • Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Born in Wilmington from 1823-1893, Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a teacher, journalist, editor, feminist, lawyer, wife, and mother- a modern-day superwoman


Black Delaware Participation in the Civil War

by Ron Whittington

  • RESCHEDULED – Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at 2:00 PM

A first-person portrayal of William Owen, a free black man from Milford, Delaware. Owen tells the story of hearing Frederick Douglass speak and his decision to fight in the Civil War


The Confessions of Frannie Langton (limited copies available at the library for check out)

Meeting of the Minds: Book Discussion

  • Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Highlighting the African American author Sara Collins


Bessie Coleman: Inspired to Fly

by Sharon Moore

  • Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 2:00 PM

A presentation that displays the power and strength of Bessie Coleman. How she exceeded and forged forward in territory only moderately developed and male-dominated.


From Africa to the Americas via Music, Dance & Stories

by Kamau Ngom

  • Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 at 2:00 PM

This is a journey from Africa to the Americas using music, song, dance, and stories as mediums, highlighting the similarities between traditional African culture and African influenced culture in the Americas. Audience participation is a must as this is a village-oriented presentation.