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Remembering MLK, Jr.

January 28, 2013

Thanks to Adobe Creative Cloud Facebook page for the image!  Remember that this new semester is a fresh start!

Thanks to Adobe Creative Cloud Facebook page for the image! Remember that this new semester is a fresh start!

Contributed By: Lynnea Kraft        

         Wilmington College’s efforts to make a typically unmemorable holiday something memorable were a success. The program on Monday, January 21st began by interesting the public with an intriguing title “Birthday of a Holiday: The Man or the Mission.”   This venue reminded students and community members of how far the United States come in terms of social justice.   Song, mime, poetry, and rhythm engaged the audience’s imagination and senses, while speakers engaged their minds.

            The community spokesman Marque Jones reminded us that a mere fifty years ago segregation was still part of society and around one hundred and fifty years ago, slavery was still legal in the United States. While Jones reminded listeners of the past, Wilmington’s Mayor Randy Riley highlighted accomplishments of the 21st century. Mayor Riley felt so moved by the dedication to social justice by Dr. Martin Luther King, and along with the encouragement of former Professor Neil Snarr, that Riley proclaimed Elm Street to be also known as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way (for those of you not so familiar with Wilmington street names, Elm Street is the street that Herman Court is on). Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘s holiday and birthday have given new meaning and memories for the students, staff and community of Wilmington.

Be on the look out for the new street sign!  I'll try to get a pic of it soon!

Tags: #MLKday , Wilmington College

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