Remembering Rona Finkelstein

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We pay tribute to Rona Glassman Finkelstein, founding director of the Delaware Humanities Council, who passed away peacefully with her family on April 16, 2014. She continued to attend many programs after her tenure as founding director; we recognized her presence every time, remembering how she stood and offered her gracious smile. As the fifth director of the Delaware Humanities Forum, and on behalf of all of us- no one did more important, long-lasting work. We credit her efforts, honor her memory, and walk in her footsteps.

Delaware’s Poet Laureate JoAnn Balingit at the Newark Arts Alliance

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JoAnn Balingit is the Poet Laureate of Delaware. Her recent books include Words for House Story (WordTech Editions, 2013); Forage (Wings Press, 2011), which received the 2010-2011 Whitebird Chapbook Prize; and Your Heart and How It Works (Spire Press, 2009), which received the 2010 Global Filipino Literary Award in Poetry. As part of her discussion, she will display early drafts of …

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The Abolitionists—Film and Discussion—January 27, 2014

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Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle The Abolitionists at Theatre N Wilmington, DE January 27, 2014 6:00-9:00 p.m. The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Through innovative use of reenactments, this three-episode series puts a face on the anti-slavery movement—or rather, five faces: impassioned New …

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Freedom Riders—Film and Discussion—April 28, 2014

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Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Freedom Riders at Theatre N Wilmington, DE 6:00-9:00 p.m. April 28, 2014 The Freedom Riders filmmaker, Stanley Nelson, creates a powerful and searing documentary by pairing archival footage with interviews. The videotaped interviews with the some of the Riders transport viewers back to the events and horrors the riders faced. Attracting …

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The Loving Story—Film and Discussion—March 31, 2014

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Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle The Loving Story at Theatre N Wilmington, DE March 31, 2014 6:00-9:00 p.m. When Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in July 1958, in Virginia, for violating a state law that banned marriage between people of different races, such laws had been on the books in most states since the seventeenth century. …