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Exhibit expansion focuses on African-Americans in Delaware during WWI

February 28, 2018

The Delaware Public Archives welcomed Gov. John Carney, Deputy Secretary of State Kristopher Knight, and other friends and supporters Feb. 20 to the unveiling of the expansion of the exhibit The Great War & The First State.

The expansion focuses on African-American Delawareans during that time, and gives details on some of the 1,400 African-American soldiers who served during World War I.

Carney presented a ceremonial proclamation of February 2018 as Black History Month. The state archivist will include the proclamation in the the Archives’ official collection.

The exhibit is in the galleries of the Delaware Public Archives and will be open through the end of the year. Guests may visit the exhibit from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday.

The Delaware Public Archives is at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North, Dover. Admission is free.