Delaware State University will present a public screening of the first-ever documentary about its history, “Delaware State University — A Legacy of Opportunity,” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the second-floor parlors of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center on campus, 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover.
The film, which was commissioned by Delaware Humanities, cinematically charts the history of DSU, beginning with its inception as the then-Delaware College of Colored Students in 1891. Utilizing archival materials and interviews, the documentary shows the obstacles the institution had to work through and how the challenges were addressed through creativity, tenacity and perseverance.
The 52-minute documentary is the work of the Delaware-based filmmaking company of 302 Stories, led by filmmakers Michael Oates and Jean Covert.
The university will present a screening of the PBS documentary “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in the second-floor parlors of the MLK Jr. Student Center.