King observances Sunday, Monday


Delaware’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day begins Sunday.

Ohio Wesleyan University and the Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee has invited the community to join in the 2016 observance of King’s legacy.

The observance will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday with the 31st annual worship service at Zion A.M.E. Church, 140 S. Washington St. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Curnell Graham of Linworth United Methodist Church in Columbus.

Delaware’s Martin Luther King Jr. observance will continue at 7:45 a.m. Monday with the 23rd annual MLK breakfast celebration in the Benes Room of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

The featured speaker will be Gregory L. Moore, award-winning editor of The Denver Post and a 1976 OWU graduate. He previously worked at The Boston Globe, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer and The (Dayton) Journal Herald.

At Ohio Wesleyan, Moore has provided support for the Butler A. Jones House of Black Culture, the Willa B. Player Black Resource Center, a mission trip to Ghana, and other OWU initiatives.

Artwork created by pupils from Delaware City Schools also will be on display at the MLK breakfast to help recognize and celebrate King’s legacy.

The Monday breakfast buffet will begin at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program at 8:30 a.m.

For more information, contact the OWU chaplain’s office at (740) 368-3083 or [email protected].


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Information for this story was provided by Ohio Wesleyan University.

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