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Fair Housing Act – 50th Anniversary

Written on: April 11th, 2018 in Blog Posts

Today, April 11th, 2018 is the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act, which was an important bill signed in 1968. The Act made it illegal for landlords or property sellers from discriminating based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin.


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7 Delaware Women Who Changed the World

Written on: March 8th, 2018 in Blog Posts

Delaware has been home to a lot of groundbreaking women. Here are 7 amazing women that have made history – in Delaware and nationwide. 


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This Is Delaware: Photo Contest on Instagram

Written on: March 7th, 2018 in Blog Posts

The State of Delaware is launching an Instagram account, @Delaware_gov and to celebrate, we are starting a “This Is Delaware” photo contest on Instagram! The 1st place photo will be featured as the 1st picture on the 1st State’s new Instagram account.  The winner will also receive an annual pass to Delaware State Parks and tickets to […]


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Delaware and the Green Book

Written on: February 27th, 2018 in Blog Posts

The Green Book was a travel and vacation guidebook for African American travelers between 1936 and 1966 that listed hotels, restaurants, bars, barber and beauty shops, and more – learn more about the locations in Delaware that were listed in The Green Book.


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Black History Month in February

Written on: February 8th, 2018 in Blog Posts

February is Black History Month, and organizations throughout Delaware are hosting events to recognize key historical and cultural moments and milestones, and to celebrate stories, arts, and music. 


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