Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Your guide to events, volunteer opportunities and activities that support and honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in and around North Delaware.
Martin Luther King. Jr Day Events, Activities & Volunteer Opportunities
Friday, Jan 15, 2016 – Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and honor the contributions of other influential African Americans at the Music School of Delaware MLK & Black History Tribute Concert.
The program will feature William Grant Still’s “Panamanian Dances,” Arthur Benjamin’s “Jamaican Rumba,” and “Run, Joe,” made famous by Louis Jordan and Maya Angelou. Also, music of the Benny Goodman Sextet in a 100th birthday celebration of guitarist, Charlie Christian, and “The Chaconne Emancipated,” which intersperses traditional spirituals with the music of J.S. Bach, all accompanied by Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
See more, visit Music School of Delaware MLK & Black History Tribute
Monday, January 18, 2016 – Celebrate MLK Day with a peaceful march starting at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Pay tribute to the man who brought civil rights and the non-violence movement to the forefront in America. Community celebration to follow.
Dr. King said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
See more, visit MLK Peace Parade & Community Celebration in Wilmington
Monday, January 18, 2016 – YWCA Delaware and Christ Church Christiana Hundred announced the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Communication Contest and the Awards will be recognized at The Baby Grand. The contest provided an opportunity for high school students to publicly reflect and communicate effectively on the life and mission of Martin Luther King, Jr. within the context of their lives and the communities in which they live.
See more, visit YWCA Delaware MLK Day Communication Contest Awards
Monday, January 18, 2016 – Come and learn why every living thing has a special place and purpose on our earth at the MLK Day Camp at the Brandywine Zoo. Our world is richer because of biodiversity! Through fun activities, stories, and crafts campers will discover how to be better animal ambassadors!
See more, visit MLK Day Camp at the Brandywine Zoo
Monday, January 18, 2016 – Kids ages 5-10 spend the day off school doing something really cool…having fun at DMNH and learning about MLK! Enjoy MLK Day with games, crafts, and activities plus a hot dog roast around a camp fire (weather permitting)!
See more, visit MLK Day Camp at The Delaware Museum of Natural History
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity for each of us to reflect on the principles of equality and kindness that Dr. King embodied. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in celebrating and promoting the worth of every person, great and small. He championed for diverse cultures to live and thrive together in a spirit of love, understanding and service to one another.
In that same spirit, the State Office of Volunteerism is committed to promoting Dr. King’s legacy of service to others.
View the list of events and activities honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. that are being offered throughout the State of Delaware “2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Events and Activities”. Click on that header to open the document. We encourage each of you to come out and participate in this National Day of Service.
For more information about Volunteering opportunities, visit VolunteerDELAWARE.org.