March 2013


DSU Alumni Shine in Harriet Tubman Program at Old State House

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Delores and Donald Blakey, Patricia Randolph, Gov. Jack Markell, Ruth Shelton and DSU President Harry L. Williams get together following the Harriet Tubman Progam at the Old State House in Dover on March 1.

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Dolores Blakey, DSU alumna, portrayed Harriet Tubman during the program. During an event in which Gov. Jack Markell signed a proclamation making March 10 Harriet Tubman Day in Delaware, DSU alumni represented themselves well through music and dramatic presentations. As a kickoff to 10 days of events celebrating the historic contributions of Harriet Tubman as the conductor of the Underground Railroad -- which coursed through the First State -- the proclamation signing was part of program at the Old State House in Dover. During the program DSU alumni Donald Blakely (’58) gave some relevant black history of the Central Delaware area; and his wife and alumna Dolores Blakey (’62) portrayed the conductor of the Underground Railroad. The Blakeys were joined later by DSU alumni Ruth Shelton ('96) and Pat Randolph ('69) as part of the Del Del Interdenominational Choir and gave a music selection during the program.

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