If you guessed that the image for week 10 was "Black Harry's Spring"
on Pillotown Road, you were correct!
In the early part of the 18th century, slaves and freedmen attended white
churches but were relegated to sitting in the gallery (as at Barratt's Chapel).
Many blacks were attracted by the lively services of the Methodists and
attended meetings of that denomination more than any other.
Harry Hosier, known as "Black Harry," was a traveling companion of
Francis Asbury. In 1781, he preached a sermon at Barratt's Chapel in Kent
County on the barren fig tree: "The circumstance was new, and the white people
looked on with attention." Hosier became well-known along the eastern
seaboard, preaching for more than 30 years. Dr. Benjamin Rush, of
Philadelphia, once declared that allowing for his illiteracy, Black Harry was
the greatest orator in America.
The spring is overlooked by many due to part of the heavy traffic on
Pillotown Road, and the spring's hidden from view location. There is a
nice stone "seat" and is a nice place to cool off and reflect on your
time in Lewes.
Parts of the information displayed on this page are taken from http://www.udel.edu/BlackHistory/overview.html , an article by James E. Newton - University of Delaware.