The Delaware Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society in partnership with the Jane and Littleton Michell Center for African American Heritage at the Delaware Historical Society is seeking candidates for an oral history project. We want to identify, collect, and preserve the first-hand recollections of Delaware residents. We are looking for:
1. Individuals of African American descent who are community and family elders and have significant memories to share with younger generations.
2. Individuals with significant black “first educational, organizational and/or professional achievements, particularly among Baby Boomers who would be willing to record their remembrances and add to the growing historical record of their unique experiences and understanding of their generation’s lasting impact on the state of Delaware.
3. Representation from all three Delaware counties. This project will be a continuation of the Mitchell Center’s Voices of the Elders series and is a great way to commemorate 2019 as the 400th anniversary of the first documented arrival of people of African descent in the British colonies and the contributions that African Americans have made to this nation. The Mitchell Center is planning to host public events in 2019 to showcase this work. If you are interested in sharing your stories or know of someone whom we should contact regarding this project, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can communicate with you in more detail.