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Mid-Town Brandywine in Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James H. Sills, Jr.

 
 
James H. Sills, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 18, 2022
1. James H. Sills, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  
First African American Mayor of Wilmington
January 1993 - January 2001

Trailblazer, Educator, Change Agent

"Passion preparation and a bold perspective can change your life, while character, social consciousness and a commitment to others can change your community. He who strives to do well can also do good."

 
Erected 2022 by City of Wilmington & State of Delaware; Jon D. Hair, Sculptor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & Politics. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1993.
 
Location. 39° 45′ N, 75° 32.648′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. It is in Mid-Town Brandywine. Marker is at the intersection of North Market Street (Business U.S. 13) and South Park Drive, on the left when traveling north on North Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 E 15th St, Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mayor James H. Sills, Jr. Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Forgotten Heroes
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Old Soldiers' Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Brandywine Pumping Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Walnut (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brandywine Village (about 500 feet away); Jonathan P. Whitcomb Memorial Music Circle (about 500 feet away); Lafayette's Tour (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 19, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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