Our featured yearbook today belonged to Ms. Courtney Nelson (pictured) who attended Gunning Bedford Jr. High School. Numerous handwritten well wishes to the young senior are shown. The yearbook reveals a more ethnically diverse student body then many other yearbooks of the era. The Delaware Historical Society possesses an outstanding collection of original school yearbooks. … More Yearbooks at the DHS. Gunning Bedford Jr High School 1966
February is Black History Month in the U.S. We spotlight two African American soldiers from Delaware this week along with news from the Sunday Star newspaper for the week of February 13th, 1917.
We highlight a pamphlet which commemorates the lives of Quakers William Ralph Gawthrop and his son William, Jr., who both died in the early 1940’s during WWII. William, Junior was killed in action two years after the death of his father.
News from the early February, 1917 Wilmington Sunday Star newspaper and the service records of African American soldiers Arthur Camper and Francis Cephas are presented today.
A highlight from the Delaware Historical Society’s book and school yearbook collection appears on this blog every week. https://dhsbooks.wordpress.com/about-this-old-book/