The Delaware Historical Society (DHS) has selected University of Delaware History alumna Stephanie Lampkin (Ph.D. History, 2016) as the next director of the Jane
and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, located within the Delaware History Museum.
Dr. Lampkin recently served as Museum Collections
Manager at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia. Ms. Lampkin holds a B.A. in History &
Ethnic Studies from Cornell College, and a master’s degree with a Museum
Studies certificate, and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware.
history instructor at the University of Delaware Dr. Lampkin designed a class
website for students to access numerous sources on early history of
Africa, China and India. She served as Chair of the Conference
Committee for the Small Museum Association’s 2019 annual conference, was
involved with the American Alliance of Museum’s (AAM) Advocacy Day and
the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s #SaveTheArts advocacy campaigns. Her volunteer activities include serving on the Collections
and Exhibitions Committee at the African American Museum of Philadelphia
and as a board member for the Association for Registrars and
Collections Specialists. Dr. Lampkin said what attracted her to
working at the Mitchell center most is the opportunity to engage with
the community that is the focus of the center. “I am eager to
engage with members of the local community and make the rich and varied
African American experiences and stories front and center in the history
of Delaware,” she said. “As director of the Jane and Littleton
Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, I look forward to
continue offering engaging programs and events while developing deeper
partnerships with colleagues across the state.”
Please visit the Delaware Historical Society's website to read more about Stephanie's appointment.
Dr. Lampkin's dissertion "It is supposed they went through the Indian nation": the intersections of Black and Native struggles for freedom and sovereignty in the Floridas, 1763–1803 is available here.