Public events will honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King

Scheduled events to be held to celebrate the life of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are:

Saturday, Jan. 19

Martin Luthur King, Jr. Celebration Parade: 11 to noon, 820 Savannah Road, Lewes. Hosted by League of Women Voters of Sussex County. Any member interested in marching, should meet at the Lewes School/ Sussex Consortium parking lot (former Lewes Middle School) at 10 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 21

• Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., The Zeta Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will hold the 36th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at the Modern Maturity Center, Dover. Tickets are $22 each. For more information, contact Nathaniel Williams at willine2@msn.com or call 242-8783.

• Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Tours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., a celebration of the Civil Rigths Movement and African Amercian history in Delaware. First State Heritage Park, 43 The Green, Dover. For a detailed schedule of events, visit destateparks.com/history/firststateheritage.

• Martin Luther King Day Celebration: 2 to 5 p.m., Hosted by Wyoming United Methodist Church, 216 Wyoming Mill Road, Dover. 2 p.m.,Dr. Valarie Boyer presents “Charlotte – Her Life, Hope and Dreams”, Worship & Celebration beginning at 3 p.m. Keynote Speakers, Rev. Dr. Erika Crawford, Mt. Zion AME Dover and Bishop Ernest Lyght, retired from United Methodist Conference. Agape Meal following the celebration.

• Celebrate the Dream, 33rd Anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday Program: noon, Delaware State University Theater, Education and Humanities Building. Presented by Delaware State University in collaboration with the Inner City Cultural League Inc. Featuring Rev. Paul Thomas, Pastor, Historical A.M.E. Union Church, Philadelphia, PA. and The Sankofa Dancers. Free and open to the public.

Friday, Feb. 1

A Reflection on the Dreamer — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: 5 to 7 p.m. Opening reception, reenactments and Q and A session. Dorchester Center for the Arts, 312 High St., Cambridge, Maryland. This event will be held as part of Black History Month and will feature the Rev. John G. Moore, well-known in the area for his tributes to Dr. King. That night he is to do reenactments of the following speeches: “We Shall Overcome”, “I Have A Dream”, “The Drum Major Instinct” and his final speech “The Mountain Top” that was delivered the night before King’s assassination.

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