Martin Luther King, Jr.
28th Annual Commemorative Weekend
2020 – CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE: THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES
2019 – KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE: NEVER LOSE HOPE
2018 - SPEAK UP!LET US NOT BE SILENT ABOUT THINGS THAT MATTER
2017 - IN TIMES OF CHALLENGE AND CONTROVERSY; FAITH TRIUMPHS OVER ADVERSITY
2016 - FINDING BALANCE IN A JUDGMENTAL SOCIETY
2015 - THE QUEST FOR EQUALITY - A JOURNEY OF FAITH
2014 - 50 YEARS: I HAVE A DREAM
2012 - MARCH ON BY FAITH: TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
2011 - EMBRACING THE FIGHT FOR CHANGE: WE WON'T GO BACK
2009 - A VISION OF THE DREAM THROUGH CHANGE
2008 - REMEMBERING THE PAST, LIVING THE PRESENT, BUILDING THE FUTURE
2007 - DREAMS – REALITY: WHERE ARE WE NOW?
2006 - A MISSION TO FULFILL HIS DREAM (A FOCUS ON YOUTH)
2005 - A NEW DAY, A NEW VISION, A NEW ATTITUDE
2004 - YESTERDAY’S DREAM BECOMES TOMORROW’S REALITY
2003 - HONORING OUR PAST - ASSURING OUR FUTURE
2002 - A DRUM MAJOR FOR JUSTICE
2001 - EQUALITY – STILL A DREAM
2000 - THE NEW MILLENNIUM – SAME DREAM
1999 - WE ARE THE DREAM
1998 - A CELEBRATION FIT FOR A KING
1997 - CELEBRATING AN AMERICAN HERO
1996 - BEYOND THE DREAM
1995 - THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES
1994 - FAITH, UNITY, AND THE COURAGE TO DREAM
1993 - MOVING FORWARD AMIDST THE STRUGGLE
1992 - UMOJA (UNITY)
1991 - INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE
1990 - FROM DREAMS TO REALITY,
Finding Balance in a
WHAT THE KING HOLIDAY IS:
It is a day on - not a day off; a day of action, not apathy; a day of responding to community needs, not a day of rest and relaxation; It is a day to celebrate the life and the dream of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is a day to reaffirm the American ideals of freedom, justice and opportunity for all; A day for love, not hate; for understanding, not anger; for peace not war.
It is a day for the family to share together, to reach out to relatives and friends and mend broken relationships; A day when the community rids itself of the barriers which divide it and comes together as one; A day when people of all races, religions, classes and stations in life, put aside their differences and join in a spirit of togetherness.
It is a day for our nation to pay tribute to Dr. King, who awakened in us the best qualities of the American Spirit; A day for all nations to cease all violent actions,
seeking non-violent solutions and demonstrate that peace is not just a dream, but a real possibility, if only for one day.
If only for one day, each of us serves as “A Drum Major” for justice and peace, “then we will bring to life the inspiring vision of freedom” which Dr. King dreamed.
THE PURPOSE OF THE
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
The purpose of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday has not changed.
In 1983, when the U.S. Congress passed the bill establishing the first and only federal holiday honoring an African American; Dr. King, we, as a Race, as a nation, as a world, realized A DREAM! We can ill afford to forget such a great man- a man of God- who knew it was A New Day - A day to stop segregation laws, sub-standard housing, jobs and wages; a man who had A New Vision; he had A DREAM- remember? Some forty-five years later WE are experiencing A DREAM turned into reality. THE DREAM of the First ever elected Black President of the United States of America! He also told us we had to have A New Attitude; An attitude of non-violence, of self-help, of justice and opportunity; An attitude of loving, not hating; of unity, not division; of understanding, not anger; of peace, not war and of freedom for everyone!
It is very clear why I MUST celebrate the life and the legacy of Dr. King and why YOU MUST celebrate The King Holiday. WE MUST Continue to “Nurture and perpetuate the legacy and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” If not, we will forget; and if we forget what Dr. King died for, forget THE DREAM, THE VISION, THE ATTITUDE, we leave the door open for the same injustices, same violence, same hate, same division, the same intolerance to happen again!
For Banquet & Ticket Information
Date: Saturday, January 18th, 2020
Place: The Cheer Center
20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, Delaware
Time: 4:30 p.m
Tickets: Adults $35.00 Children 12, $15.00 Children 3 and under are free (Tickets will not be sold at the door)
Ticket deadline is January 8, 2020
Contact: Janie Miller (302) 227-3118
For Ads, Patrons and Sponsors Souvenir Booklet Information - Deadline for ads/patrons/sponsors is December 14, 2019.
Reserved Table for 8 at the banquet; Full page ad in Souvenir Booklet; Name listed in all MLK Weekend Celebration correspondence; Display a free-standing banner or sign at the banquet.
4 Tickets for the banquet; Half page ad in Souvenir Booklet; Name listed in all MLK Weekend Celebration correspondence; Display a free-standing banner or sign at the banquet.
2 Tickets for the banquet; Quarter page ad in the program; Name listed in all MLK Weekend Celebration correspondence; Display a free-standing banner or sign at the banquet.
Contacts: Waynne H. Paskins (302) 227-8738; Bernice Edwards (302) 236-6472 or Janie Miller
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
January 18th, 2020 11:00 a.m.
Downtown Lewes, Delaware
Contacts: Alphonso K. Miller, Sr. (302) 227-3531;
Monday Holiday Worship Service
Date: Monday, January 20th , 2020
Place: Dickerson Chapel AME Church
Millsboro, Delaware 19966
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Contacts: Ardeth Edwards (302) 684-8229; Janie Miller (302) 227-3118
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