On Monday, January 20th, 2020 the illustrious Delaware State University celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Day pays the utmost respect to Dr. King and what he has contributed to our black culture. Historically Black Colleges and Universities are up and able to run today because of the things that Dr. King and many other civil rights leaders endured.
At noon in the Education and Humanities theater at Delaware State University, there was an educational program held, where there was information shared in remembrance of the late Dr. King. Along with the students and faculty of Delaware State University, local members of the community gathered as well to celebrate the life of Dr. King.
Throughout this program, there was a variety of different speakers as well as performances. One notable speaker was the new president of Delaware State University Dr. Tony Allen. Student Atoni Cooper stated, “I enjoyed the speakers because they spoke in a way everyone could comprehend and understand. This is important especially when you are dealing with different age groups of individuals.”
This program incorporated musical performances as well. There were performances by the Delaware State University Choir and the Towne Point Elementary School Choir. There was also a dance performance brought to us by the Sankofa African Dance Company.
According to student Labrina VanCliff, this MLK day was “a great idea and I hope next year there are even more students who attend. Each year this program is held; however, each year is unique in what each person will take away from it.”