Syl Woolford’s The Dover Eight

Posted on 5th December 2013 in What's Happening

Syl Woolford’s  “The Dover Eight”

Syl Woolford Dover_Eight 5.6.14

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 6th
TIME: 12:00pm to 1:15pm
WHERE: Wilmington Library, 10 East 10th Street, Wilm. DE 19801
P.S. duPont Meeting Room

Please join Mr. Syl Woolford as he discuss The Dover Eight “where a brave group of runaways known as the Dover Eight made a daring escape from the Dover Jail” at the Wilmington Library.
Information Retrieved from (, Tales of Slavery and Freedom, 2.11.14)


Syl Woolford PictureSyl Woolford is a native Delawarean and he currently resides in Newark, Delaware. He has two adult sons who live in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Woolford is a graduate of Delaware State University with a BS Degree in Business Administration /Accounting and a graduate of Rutgers University with an MBA in Marketing. He has recently retired from a career in accounting and sales with such firms as Campbell Soup, IBM, Pacific Telesis and Sun Information Services. Most recently he worked for and retired from AAA MidAtantic in Wilmington. Mr. Woolford’s interest in history began with the researching of his own family history. He traced his mother’s family, the Saunders Family, for 200 years in the city of Newark, Delaware. Most recently, Mr. Woolford has traced the Woolford side of his family back to Dorchester County, Maryland and made a connection with Harriet Tubman’s legendary efforts in free slaves in Dorchester County



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