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Choose a city below and get locations for local Delaware hair salons, soul food dining, radio stations, churches, places of entertainment, things to do, annual events, etc, all in the wonderful state of Delaware.

 



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FAMOUS AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM DELAWARE





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TRADITIONAL DELAWARE FOODS


  • Sour-Milk Biscuits
  • Broiled Chicken
  • Fried Chicken
  • Crab Cakes
  • Dilly Crab Dip
  • Oysters
  • Pancakes
  • Muddle
  • Smoked Ham
  • Cauliflower
  • Potatoes
  • Milk
  • Blue Hen
 

A TASTE OF DELAWARE
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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT DELAWARE?


  • The population of Delaware is 897,934, ranked 45th in the U.S.

  • Most of the free African-American families in Delaware before the Revolution had migrated from Maryland to find more affordable land. They were descendants chiefly of relationships or marriages between servant women and enslaved, servant or free African or African-American men.

  • The independent black denomination was chartered by freed slave Peter Spencer in 1813 as the "Union Church of Africans". This followed the 1793 establishment of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, which had ties to the Methodist Episcopal Church until 1816.

  • Spencer built a church in Wilmington for the new denomination. This was renamed the African Union First Colored Methodist Protestant Church and Connection, more commonly known as the A.U.M.P. Church. Begun by Spencer in 1814, the annual gathering of the Big August Quarterly still draws people together in a religious and cultural festival, the oldest such cultural festival in the nation.

  • Delaware is notable for being the only slave state from which no Confederate regiments or militia groups were assembled. It did not free its slaves until forced to by the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in December 1865.

  • The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is a free jazz music festival held annually at Rodney Square in Wilmington, Delaware. The first festival was held in 1989 on the open lawn in the central area of the city and has remained free to the public.

  • Delaware was the origin of Belton v. Gebhart, one of the four cases which was combined into Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court of the United States decision that led to the end of segregated public schools.

  • 51.4% of Delawarean are female and 48.6% are male.

  • Delaware ranks #17 as best states to live.   source

  • Percentage of black-owned firms in Delaware, 6.7%.


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DEMOGRAPHICS & INTERESTING TIDBITS
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demographics of America

DEMOGRAPHICS OF DELAWARE

By Race White Black American Indian Asian Hispanic
total population 76.01% 21.51% 0.79% 3.01% 5.39%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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State Symbols:


Delaware Flag
The Flag of the State of Delaware


  • Tree: American Holly
  • Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
  • Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail
  • Colors: Colonial Blue and Buff
  • Insect: Ladybug
  • Fish: Weakfish
  • Flower: Peach Blossom
  • Fossil: Belemnite
  • Motto: Liberty and Independence
  • Beverage: Milk
  • Songs: “Our Delaware”

    Capital City: Dover
    Nickname: Diamond State; First State; Small Wonder


5 Largest Cities:
  1. Wilmington
  2. Dover
  3. Newark
  4. Middletown
  5. Smyrna
 










 
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