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King Creative Celebrates Black History Month

King Creative Celebrates Black History Month

Through the power of storytelling… King Creative Supports Black History Month. To our friends, neighbors, sisters, and brothers, we honor you this month as we do every day!

Featured In This Video:
Melba Moore – Performer/Artist
Jae Focus – Artist
Married To The Ring – Tanya Williamson
Lady Mouthphy – Artist
Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce
NDO Champ
Junior Wright Jr. – Professional Boxer
Herb Middleton – Producer/Writer/ Composer
Michael Blackson – Comedian/Actor
Women in Business – Today Media
Goodwill of Delaware
Jackie Murray as Harriet Tubman
Roy Jones Jr. – World Champion Boxer

Delaware’s Unique Contributions to Black History Month

Delaware holds a distinctive place in the narrative of Black History Month, offering a rich tapestry of stories and significant contributions to the African American experience in the United States. This small but historically significant state has been a stage for remarkable events and personalities shaping local and national history.

The Underground Railroad and Thomas Garrett

One of Delaware’s most profound connections to Black history is its role in the Underground Railroad. Thomas Garrett, a prominent figure in Delaware’s history, was a Quaker abolitionist who dedicated his life to the cause of abolishing slavery. Operating out of Wilmington, Garrett helped approximately 2,700 enslaved people escape to freedom. His tireless work made him a central figure in the Underground Railroad network, working closely with Harriet Tubman and other abolitionists. Garrett’s legacy is a testament to Delaware’s critical role in the fight against slavery.

Educational Milestones and Louis L. Redding

Education has been another arena where Delaware has made significant contributions to Black history. Louis L. Redding, the state’s first African American lawyer, was pivotal in challenging racial segregation in education. Redding was involved in two crucial cases, Gebhart v. Belton and Bulah v. Gebhart, which were part of the cases consolidated into the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. This decision ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional, marking a major victory for the Civil Rights Movement.

The Integration of Delaware’s National Guard

Another notable event in Delaware’s connection to Black history is the integration of its National Guard. In 1950, under the order of Governor Elbert N. Carvel, the Delaware National Guard became one of the first in the nation to desegregate. This action, taken years before the Civil Rights Movement gained national momentum, underscored Delaware’s progressive stance on race relations and equal rights for African Americans.

Harriet Tubman’s Connection to Delaware

Delaware’s significance in Black history is further underscored by the legendary figure of Harriet Tubman and her connection to the state through her daring missions on the Underground Railroad. Tubman, often referred to as the “Moses of her people,” made numerous trips into slave-holding states, leading many enslaved individuals to freedom. Delaware was a critical passage on the journey to freedom due to its geographical position between the slave states of the South and free states of the North.

Tubman’s Journey Through Delaware

Harriet Tubman’s bravery and strategic genius were particularly evident in her navigation through Delaware. The state’s proximity to Maryland, where Tubman was born and enslaved, made it a necessary route for escaping to the North. Tubman often guided fugitives through Delaware, utilizing the network of safe houses and the support of abolitionists like Thomas Garrett. The journey was fraught with danger, as Delaware, while a slave state, had a strong abolitionist presence but also stringent laws against aiding fugitives.

The Impact of Tubman’s Work in Delaware

Tubman’s impact on Delaware and the broader fight for freedom cannot be overstated. Her courage inspired others to join the cause, and her successful missions demonstrated the effectiveness of the Underground Railroad. Her work in Delaware, collaborating with local abolitionists, created a formidable force against the institution of slavery. Tubman’s legacy in the state is a testament to her indomitable spirit and the critical role Delaware played in the quest for freedom.

Honoring Harriet Tubman Today

In recognition of Harriet Tubman’s contributions and the state’s role in the Underground Railroad, Delaware has established monuments and educational programs to honor her legacy. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, a scenic drive with historical markers, allows visitors to trace Tubman’s footsteps through the state, highlighting places where she hid and where she helped others escape bondage. These commemorations serve as a reminder of Tubman’s heroic efforts and Delaware’s pivotal role in the struggle for freedom.

Delaware’s connection to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad adds a profound chapter to the state’s Black history narrative. Tubman’s bravery, in partnership with Delaware’s abolitionist network, forged a path to liberty that altered the course of American history. Her legacy, celebrated throughout Delaware, continues to inspire the fight for justice and equality.

Celebrating Black History in Delaware Today

Today, Delaware continues to honor its unique contributions to Black history through various institutions and events. The Delaware History Museum, the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, and annual Black History Month celebrations highlight the state’s ongoing commitment to recognizing the achievements and struggles of African Americans. These observances not only reflect on the past but also inspire future generations to continue the pursuit of equality and justice.

Delaware’s connections to Black History Month are a reminder of the state’s significant role in the broader tapestry of American history. From the courageous endeavors of abolitionists to the groundbreaking legal battles for civil rights, Delaware’s contributions offer a powerful narrative of resilience, courage, and progress.

That’s A Wrap – Week 39

The Big Dill, Neil Energy, Brandywine River Restoration, and Tilly’s Escape

This action-packed week kicked off with The Big Dill and it was exactly that. Hosted by our own Christopher Bruce, people from all over the US came to Baltimore to celebrate, taste, party, and enjoy all things PICKLE. RISE and BRINE!

The Office of the Child Advocate called on us to help produce a training module designed to help medical professionals identify the signs of abuse. We are glad we could help make our community safer.

Shifting gears, Neil Energy leaned on the fun dept. to activate their team Field Day at the Chase Fieldhouse, bringing to life their Olympic-themed carnival experience filled with team activities, a full midway, and plenty of SWAG!!!

City council member and BRRT advocate, Zanthia Oliver, shared why supporting the Brandywine River Restoration efforts are important to her and our city. Visit to learn more.

We closed out the week celebrating our efforts in the production of the Harriet Tubman-inspired “Tilly Escape” story in partnership with the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, the Seaford Historical Society, and the City of Wilmington Preservation Planning Office at a film premiere down in Seaford, DE.

Thank you for another Inspiring, Creative, and Productive Week!

Stay Awesome and Stay Tuned!

That’s A Wrap – Week 10

Week 10 – Impactful and Productive. As Bruce Said… “Fulfilling”!

Millionaire Delaware

Our team got behind DoMore24DE and the LLS DE Students of the Year campaign this week in a big way, raising a total of 3.2 million dollars. We’re pretty stoked about it! But honestly, we could not have done it without the amazing support of our community. From donations to volunteer hours, everyone came together to help us reach our goal. We are so grateful for all the support! Now let’s keep up the good work and make even more progress toward our goals! Together we can make a difference!

Jackie Murray for Harriet Tubman

To pay tribute to Harriet Tubman, we snuck Jackie Murray, star of the Calling on Harriet initiative, into the Recording Studio to record a few Spirituals. We figured that if anyone could do justice to the capturing the memory of such an inspiring woman, it would be Jackie. And we were right – her voice is absolutely mesmerizing. We even slipped her into the Recording Studio to lay down a few Spirituals while she was in town. 

THE CONTENT, LIVE PERFORMANCE, IMPACT PANEL, and MEETING JACKIE were all big hits at the event. The CONTENT was awesome, the LIVE PERFORMANCE blew everyone away, the IMPACT PANEL left a lasting impression, and Calling On Harriet was an unforgettable experience. We’re so grateful to have captured these amazing performances, and we hope that they’ll help keep Harriet’s legacy alive for generations to come. Thank you, Jackie!

Boys And Girls Club Delaware

When it comes to promoting youth programs, the Boys & Girls Club knows that a little TLC goes a long way. That’s why we help them do some much-needed touch-ups on images used in their Youth of the Year Campaign and Student Advocates Program. We were tasked with repairing everything from color balance to cracked pixels, and the results were amazing! Thanks to the team’s hard work, the campaign and program are now looking better than ever. And who knows? Maybe one of us should have won the Youth of the Year award in the past!

Bringing Values to Life

Nick Gianoulis, the Godfather of Fun at The Fun Dept is known for his boundless energy and enthusiasm. He is the driving force behind a new video series called Bringing Values to Life, which will premiere in April. The series is designed to help employees to understand and live the company’s values. In each episode, Nick will visit a different department and interview employees about how they bring the company’s values to life in their work. The series will be full of Nick’s infectious energy and it is sure to inspire employees to live the company’s values every day.

Overall, it was a PRODUCTIVE, IMPACTFUL, and FULFILLING WEEK! Keep being awesome, and we’ll see you next week!


That’s A Wrap – Week 9

Week 9: Catching Up on 2022, and Prepping for Calling On Harriet


This week was mostly spent in the studio, trying to fix all the mistakes from the previous weeks. It was a lot of hard work, but we’re glad to say that I finally got everything sorted out. Thankfully, the studio is a pretty calm place so it wasn’t too bad. But still, the team is looking forward to next week when we can start working on something new!

Do More, Collect More

The team set up shop for DoMore24DE, a whole day of giving meant to help nonprofits collect more money and engage new people. The team’s goal was to help them reach their goals by providing information and resources about how to best use social media to connect with potential donors.

The campaign runs for 24 hours, and during that time, people can donate as much money as they want. So far, the campaign has raised over a million dollars, and it is still going strong. The campaign is important because it helps to make a difference in the lives of many people in need.

See You!

The team did get out at some point, though – to enjoy the beautiful weather this week had to offer and to grab some footage in preparation for next Thursday’s Calling on Harriet preview and celebration. Come on by at 7 and enjoy the show for free!

Another week of creativity, inspiration, and productivity has come to an end. Keep up the good work, and we’ll see you next week!

That’s A Wrap – Week 8

Week 8 Gave Us 2-22-22, and A Trip To Nashville

Floyd 5D

Floyd Armstrong of the 5th Dimension may be used to the sunny skies of Southern California, but he’s not afraid to venture north for a little collaboration. The 5th dimension is an alternate universe where it is always sunny and there is never any snow. Recently, he made the trip up from San Diego to work with Herb Middleton on some original music. While he was in town, he also caught a few snowflakes – something that’s definitely not available in San Diego! Luckily, he had a great time and was able to experience a whole new side of the country. Who knows, maybe he’ll even come back for more snowflakes next winter!

Young and Photogenic

The team traveled to Dover to photograph the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware’s Youth of the Year Campaign. They got additional content for their Student Advocate Initiative, which is a big deal. The Youth of the Year Campaign is an annual event that celebrates the achievements of young people who have overcome enormous odds. It’s a big deal because it helps to raise awareness about the importance of supporting young people in our communities. The team got some great photos and they’re excited to share them with the world!

History is Her Story

You could cut the excitement with a knife at True Access Capital’s Women’s Business Center Her Story Our History Event last week. The room was packed with inspiring women being honored, and the air was thick with anticipation for the upcoming Harriet Tubman – Inspired Celebration on March 9th. Theater N will be hosting the event, and we are thrilled to be producing it. It promises to be an evening of stunning entertainment, enlightening conversation and empowering networking. So mark your calendars and keep an eye out for more details – we can’t wait to see you there!

Momentum has grown for a Harriet Tubman-inspired celebration coming up on March 9th at Theatre N that we are honored to be producing, so look out for that.

As we buttoned things up we appreciate another CREATIVE, PRODUCTIVE and INSPIRING week.

Stay Awesome and we will see you next week!

That’s A Wrap – Week 2

Hungry For Projects In The Second Week Of January

Behind the Scenes

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at the Fun Department. We’re deep in the throes of setting up our new project, Dinner at 8 Live. It’s a new way of producing food that has us all salivating. We’ve gathered some fantastic content and we’re excited to get started. And as always, post-production is busy and the studio is full of laughter!

Monique & Harriet

Missy is also developing a communication module for Monique Helstrom, an Executive Coach. You may find out more about her at

Meanwhile, Calling On Harriet continues to work on exciting new episodes and we can’t wait to share them with you all!

Welcome, Gia!

In other news, our team is growing! We’re thrilled to welcome Gia as our new Graphic Designer and 2D/3D Animator. She comes to us with a wealth of experience and we’re confident she’ll be a valuable addition to the team. 

Gia is using her skills in animation and graphic design. She’s already been hard at work creating some stunning graphics for the project, and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with next! We are excited to see what new projects she will bring to life!

Are we imagining a light bulb? We’ll have to see. You and Aman the puppet will have to wait.

So keep awesome and stay tuned!

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