State and national civil rights organizations will host the presentation “Racial Injustice in Delaware: Past, Present and Future” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 26 at Georgetown Public Library, 123 W. Pine St.
The presentation will highlight the history and evolution of slavery in Delaware, with a special focus on Sussex County. The program includes presentations on how Delaware’s history as a slave state has transformed into modern slavery through mass incarceration and a broken criminal justice system, what efforts are underway to reduce incarceration and challenge racial bias in the system and how Delawareans can get involved.
The keynote speaker for this event is Angela Winand, head of Delaware Historical Society’s Mitchell Center for African American Heritage.
The event will be held in solidarity with and to commemorate the grand opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama — a memorial dedicated to over 4,400 victims of racial terror lynching. This memorial is a reminder of the past, the present and the future of the U.S.’s relationship to injustice.
Sponsors include the ACLU of Delaware, Delaware Civil Rights Coalition, Lower Sussex NAACP, NAACP Delaware State Conference, Progressive Democrats of Sussex County and the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice.
For more, visit aclu-de.org.