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A Day On, Not A Day Off! Celebrate The Dream

Noelle Jeffries

On Monday January 20, 2020, Delaware State University collaborated with the Inner City Cultural league to host the 34th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Program.

Dr. King is one of the world’s greatest civil rights leaders. He committed his entire life to the fight for equal rights. So, we use MLK day as “a day on, not a day off.”

Delaware residents, students, and state officials came together to celebrate Dr. King and his many achievements. The event was held on Delaware State University’s main campus.


Towne Point Elementary Choir at annual MLK National Holiday Program, Photo Courtesy Rachel Sawicki of Delaware Public Media

Performers of the joyous event included Towne Point Elementary Choir, Delaware State University Concert Choir, and the Sankofa Trio Dancers.

Former Family Court judge, William Chapman, offered the keynote address. He referenced the principles of the Constitution and the importance of both justice and humanity.

As the event proceeded, Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons stressed education. “Dr. King did his part, now do your part,” said Delaware Congresswoman, Lisa Blunt Rochester as she encouraged program attendees to exercise their right to vote.

The annual event was a great way to celebrate and honor the great American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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