Priorities for the Development of a Historic Context for the Minority Experience in Delaware

Ames, David L.
Siders, Rebecca J.
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For Fiscal Year 1991 the Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation placed a priority on developing a historic context framework that would help set future funding priorities for the identification,evaluation, and registration of the significant historical resources associated with the minority experience in Delaware. The Review Board established this priority because the historic resources that manifest the minority experience in Delaware (particularly those related to African-Americans) are scant in number, highly perishable, and very threatened. The same historic, cultural, and economic forces that kept minority groups in a socially and economically subservient position also dictated that those minority groups would have meager material resources. Those resources that were created have been lost at a much greater rate than resources related to the larger society.
African American , Native American , American ethnic groups