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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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Blankets for foster children, placemats for soup kitchens, hygiene kits for the homeless, books for young readers, potted plants for senior citizens.

Students and parents at Tower Hill School didn’t have something for everyone in need on Monday, but they had more than enough to go around as they marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a day of community service.


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Several other schools in New Castle County conducted community service activities associated with the commemoration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 7th annual Peace March on the West Side of Wilmington honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday.


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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.

 

 


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Wilmington non-profit I Am the Village has been holding an annual weekend conference for its boys program Raising Kings since 2012.

 

But this year they’ve hosting a Week of Action – including a business competition, film screening and talk back, and street law sessions - all new this year.

In the aftermath of the April 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, riots broke out in many U.S cities, including Wilmington.

Tuesday night,  Dr. James Newton, a University of Delaware professor emeritus of Black American Studies will lead a discussion of the riots impact and the social issues that led up to the disturbances.