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Delaware Public Archives to remember "The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." Saturday

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Wednesday marks 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Delaware Public Archives will host a remembrance for King on Saturday, April 7.



Reverend Dr. John Moore Sr. is the Vice President of Resource Development and Strategic Partnerships at the United Way.

He will reenact King’s speeches and lead discussions on King’s life from his childhood in Atlanta, Georgia, to his years as America’s most famous civil rights leader and his tragic death in 1968.

“I’m going to take people on a journey through his life. So we’ll talk about his childhood, talk about his great experience of graduating from school at just 15-years-old and entering into Morehouse (College), with already the notion that he was going to be a preacher because so many before him in his family had been a minister,” said Moore.


He will also reenact three of Dr. King’s most famous speeches:

“To include “We Shall Overcome,” “I Have A Dream,” and of course because this represents the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, I’ll be reciting “The Mountain Top,” a good portion of that, because that was the speech he gave the night before he lost his life,” Moore said.

The program begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7. It is free to the public and will last approximately one hour.

Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.
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