DOVER, Del. – The first-ever film documentary on rich history of Delaware State University will be aired several times on WHYY-TV during Black History Month in February.
The documentary Delaware State University – A Legacy of Opportunity will air:
- Friday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.
- Friday, Feb. 16 at 11 p.m.
- Sunday Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m.
- Monday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m.
The documentary – produced by 302 Stories, a Delaware filmmaking company – tells the story of DSU’s first 125-year of existence, from its 1891 establishment as the Delaware College For Colored Students to DSU’s current standing as #13 among about 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, according to the latest annual HBCU rankings by the U.S. News and World Report.
The film features historic images, archival and contemporary footage, as well as interview with alumni, faculty, students and administrators.
The documentary project was made possible by funding from Delaware Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Delaware Humanities provides educational and cultural opportunities in the First State through original programming and grants for other nonprofits. The organization works to provide Delawareans and others with a deeper understanding of human identity, intellectual achievement, diverse cultures and our shared heritage.