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August Quarterly

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The nation’s oldest African American festival is underway in Wilmington.

August Quarterly has been celebrated with revivals at churches throughout Wilmington this week and now heads into a weekend of celebration.


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The week-long August Quarterly starts Sunday in Wilmington. The Delaware Historical Society kicks it off Saturday with a panel discussion on interfaith traditions and the Black Church.


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The August Quarterly is adding a new element this year: a reenactment of Harriet Tubman’s involvement in leading slaves to safety via the Underground Railroad.


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The August Quarterly – an important annual event for African Americans – starts this weekend.

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The Big August Quarterly, a huge celebration of the 1813 founding of the Union Church of African Members, is this week in Wilmington. The Quarterly is considered the country’s longest-running African American festival.

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History Matters digs into the Delaware Historical Society’s archives each month to explore connections between key people, places, and events in history and present-day news.

This month’s History Matters visits the Delaware Historical Society's exhibit "Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware."