People In Iron & Steel: "The African American Experience"
In partnership with Hopewell National Historic Site, we present our inaugural Black History Month lecture, "The African American Experience". This lecture is presented by Frances Delmar, Chief of Interpretation at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.
In 2009 park staff began mining records to reconstruct the story of the African American experience at Hopewell. As the work progressed a fascinating and unusual picture emerged of race relations in this rural settlement.