Videos: Delaware State News’ African American history events

DOVER – In February, the Delaware State News partnered with community organizations on the second annual Citywide Black History Celebration.

The accompanying video, above, includes highlights of the African American History Live performance at the Sankofa Cultural Arts Center in downtown Dover.

The Sankofa Steel Drum Ensemble were among the featured performers. The event also included presentations on African-American sorority and fraternity life in Kent County, the influence of the black church, Kent’s separate public-school system and the Kent County politics.

Below, a video features the works of Kent County, Delaware, African-American artists that are on display at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover.

The Biggs’ “African American History Live” exhibit is ongoing through April 29 in conjunction with the Citywide Black History Celebration, presented by the Delaware State News.

Works include include various media such as painting, video, photography, fiber, sculpture and works on paper. The Biggs, at 406 Federal St., is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For information, visit www.biggsmuseum.org.

The videos were produced by Polytech High School student Nia Pope for the Delaware State News.

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