Delaware first Jewish Governor, Jack Markell, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery in the United States, announced on Sunday a resolution to officially apologize for his state’s role in slavery.
Delaware Governor Jack Markell issued a posthumous pardon for Samuel Burris on Monday in the same courtroom where the free black man was convicted 168 years ago of helping slaves escape through the Underground Railroad.
In 1931, an immigrant college student wrote about being an outsider in his adopted state of Delaware. Eighty-four years later, his daughter recalls the Jewish legacy he left her.
Delaware has no kosher restaurants, but it is the home of Joe Biden and the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver. Here are eight other Jewish things to know about the First State.
A Delaware judge has ordered hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt to return $500,000 in profits earned from trades made using confidential information.