Keynote speaker will be Phyllis Slade Martin, historian and consultant.
DOVER, Del. – Delaware State University and the Inner City Cultural League will hold its 32md annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday Program at 12 noon Monday, Jan. 15 in the Education and Humanities Theatre on campus.
The event is free and open to the public.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Phyllis Slade Martin, an independent historian and the owner of Slade & Associates, L.L.C., a research, education and organizational consulting business. Her research interests focus on gender, race, religion, intersectionality and resistance movements in the U.S. and around the world.
More specifically, Dr. Martin has been involved in history projects relating to segregation and desegregation in Buckingham County, Va., and has researched and written on the biography of William Henry Sheppard, a Virginian who was one of the earliest African Americans missionary of the Presbyterian Church and who spent 20 years in Africa as part of that ministry.
During the program, there will also be performances by Amillion The Poet, the Sankofa String Orchestra, and the Sankofa African Dance Company.
Dr. John Moore, vice president of the United Way of Delaware and Inner City Cultural League board member, will be the celebration leader and emcee of the event.