Author Archives: Mike Dixon

Delaware Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society Hosts Family History Workshop, July 28

The Delaware Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society is hosting “Exploring Our Family History Through Genealogy, Saturday, July 26th at the Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. Using a how-to-approach, Historian Mike Dixon … Continue reading

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Dan Tabler Rememembers Centreville in an Earlier Time at Queen Ann’s County Free Library

Centreville, MD, July 14, 2014 – On a comfortable mid-summer evening in this Eastern Shore town the porch of the Queen Anne’s County Library was filled with people intently listening to Dan Tabler, 89, talk about Centreville’s past. He began writing … Continue reading

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Hard-Working Lawman Started In Caroline County When the Sheriff and One Deputy Kept the Peace

Denton, MD., June 18, 2008 — Louis Andrew, 81, of Denton ended a 32-year career as sheriff of Caroline County when he retired in 1994.  Born on a farm at American Corner, the 10-year old started hanging out with a … Continue reading

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LaMonte Cooke Got His Start in the Old Days as a Rookie Kent County Deputy.

When 25-year-old LaMonte Cooke, a Philadelphian, joined the Kent County Sheriff’s Office in 1975, the entire seven-man force was white. “The day I interviewed for the deputy’s job with Sheriff Bartus Vickers, he had four questions for me. He wanted … Continue reading

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Rev White of Bethel A.M.E. Urges Families to Document History

CONOWINGO, Maryland, May 20, 2014 — The concluding program observing the 150th anniversary of emancipation in Maryland paid tribute to the memory of those who sought or fought for freedom from slavery.  On this Saturday in mid-spring, spiritual and cultural … Continue reading

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1912: Will the Society Admit Women to Full Membership?

Originally posted on This Morning is History:
In 1912, President Joseph Brown Turner raised the question of admitting women to full membership in the Society. The minutes do not record any discussion or rationale, only that the question was referred…

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The Archaeologial Festival at Iron Hill Explores History of Area

We enjoyed a pleasant spring afternoon at the Iron Hill Museum’s annual archaeological Festival. The Old African-American School and the grounds were lively as an array of exhibits, demonstrations and activities filled the area.  When we arrived just after 12:00 … Continue reading

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Archaeological Festival at Iron Hill May 4, 2014

Press Release from the Iron Hill Museum The Delaware Academy of Science and Iron Hill Museum cordially invite one and all to come to our annual Archaeology Festival, to be held on Sunday May 4th at noon at the Iron … Continue reading

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1910: Acquiring Materials on African American Education

Originally posted on This Morning is History:
In 1910, the Society became the repository for some important material relating to African American education in Delaware: records of the African School Society and the Delaware Association for the Moral Improvement and…

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Relic from Earlier Time Watches Over Former New Castle County Prison Farm Property

Driving up McKennan Church Road the other day a rusting, old metal tower and a dilapidated concrete block building at the Delcastle Golf Course caught my attention. So on the sunny day in mid-April I snapped a few photos as … Continue reading

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