Delaware State University and the Inner City Cultural League hosted the 33rd annual event celebrating the lifetime achievements of Dr. King on Monday, January 21st in the Arts and Humanities building on DSU’s main campus.
Speakers included Governor John Carney, who spoke knowledge on how we can make a positive impact in the world if we make a choice to. President of Delaware State University Dr. Wilma Mishoe gave a speech about the values instilled in this university and how they are related to Dr. King’s.
Lenape Tribe Chief Dick “Quiet Thunder” Gilbert, conducted a prayer to fight “bad medicine” and help bring us together as brothers and sisters.
The Inner City Cultural League put on a Sankofa African Dance celebrating African roots. The Inner City Cultural League was created to give the youth of Dover a group they can belong to while enhancing their understanding of culture and art.
A youth choir also performed during the program. This youth choir belongs to the same church as Dr. Wilma Mishoe, who made an announcement that, “As long as the children of this choir wish to continue their education at Delaware State University they will receive a scholarship.”
Most of the speakers mentioned the “strange times” we seem to be in at the moment. They also made it clear that Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. would want us to stand up for what we believe in.
Mrs. Loretta Moore said, on people’s rights being challenged, “In the end we will not remember the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends,” reminded the audience that everybody has a role in this life and to take it with pride.
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