I-95 Construction Advisory:
A major improvement project is underway at the I-95 & SR896 interchange in Newark, Delaware, south of Wilmington. Travelers should expect delays or find alternate routes.
The Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage offers an expansive exploration of the African American experience from 1639 to the present through artifacts, oral history interviews, music, and art.
These diverse perspectives of African Americans’ struggle for freedom and dignity strengthens our state-wide community, as we preserve, share, and promote the history, heritage, and culture of Delaware. The Mitchell Center is located within the Delaware History Museum building and includes the permanent exhibition Journey to Freedom.
The Mitchell Center includes Journey to Freedom, an exhibition which explores Delaware's African American history through ten thematic sections beginning with Delaware’s first documented black resident Antoni Swart, also known as Black Anthony, an enslaved African transported from the West Indies in 1639.
The exhibition presents topics of slavery and resistance, faith and freedom, pursuit of equality and expressions of selfhood and community. It also highlights the significant achievements of Black Delawareans within the state and others such as Reverend Peter Spencer and Louis L. Redding, who impacted the nation. Museum and web exhibitions, educational programs, lectures and special events complement historical society programs on African American history and culture.