The Bicentennial Year at Delaware State University

Our yearbook highlight this week is “The Statesman”, published by the student body of Delaware State College, n.k.a. Delaware State University.  DSU was established May 15, 1891, by the Delaware General Assembly. In 1893, to more clearly distinguish the school from Delaware College in Newark, the school was formally renamed the State College for Colored Students which it remained until 1947, when it was renamed Delaware State College. In 1993, Governor Tom Carper signed into law the renaming of the school to Delaware State University, which it remains today. DSU’s enrollment is presently over 4,500 students.

The year of of this particular yearbook is 1976. As with most yearbooks, the spirit of the times, the mindset of the students, and fashions in appearance for the era are very evident.


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