The Dover Eight

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Please join local historian Syl Woolford for a presentation on "The Dover Eight." Eight slaves, who were traveling to freedom with Harriet Tubman, were given instructions on how to find station master Thomas Orwell, who turned them into the Sheriff in Dover for the $3,000 reward offered by slaveholders for their return. Learn the story of these eight who not only escaped slavery but also the Dover jail they were led to.


This program is part of the Eighth Annual Citywide Black History Celebration, a series of events highlighting local Black history, culture, art, music, and theater. See the website link for a full list of events!


Upcoming Dates For This Event:
    • 35 Loockerman Plaza Dover, Delaware
  • Location: Dover Public Library
  • Time: 6:00 PM

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