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Jake Miller, Fort Delaware State Park, (302) 834-7941; or Riley Hays, Delaware State Parks, (302) 739-9249 or riley.hays@state.de.us 

African Americans’ roles at Fort Delaware uncovered 

DELAWARE CITY (July 28, 2015) – Fort Delaware State Park is hosting a special program on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. Interpreter Roberta Perkins and historian Jeanne Corman will explore the often overlooked role of African Americans at the historic Civil War-era fort. 

“Historical information about African Americans is very difficult to find due to lack of sources,” Perkins said. However, she has recently discovered some new and interesting facts about African American workers and soldiers who spent time at Fort Delaware. This research will be presented, and visitors will have the chance to talk with Perkins and Corman about the African American experience both at the fort and during the Civil War more generally. 

Park entrance fees will be charged, but there will be no additional charge for participation.  

Fort Delaware is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The entrance fee is $12 for adults, $7 for children and $11 for seniors (over 62) and those who have served or are serving in the military. The entrance fee includes the ferry ride to Fort Delaware. 

More information about this and other programs offered at all Delaware State Parks is available at destateparks.com/programs. Additional information about Fort Delaware is available by calling 302- 834-7941.  

Vol. 45, No. 241

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7/28/2015
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