The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A program at the Milford Library, sponsored by the Milford Museum will talk about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Milford Museum American History Series continues with a presentation to celebrate the upcoming birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Presented by Rev. Dr. John G. Moore, Sr., this event will take place on Saturday, January 13, 1:00 p.m. at the Milford Public Library. This program will focus on Dr. King’s life from his youth in Georgia, his years as the leader of the civil rights movement, the acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize, and his tragic assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. Rev. Dr. Moore will also re-enact three of Dr. King’s most famous speeches: “We Shall Overcome,” “I Have a Dream,” and his final speech, “The Mountain Top,” presented the night before his assassination.

Rev. Dr. John G. Moore, Sr. is a native of Philadelphia. In 2005, he retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of honorable service to his nation. He currently serves as Director of Philanthropy and Engagement for the United Way of Delaware. Dr. Moore is also President and CEO of Total Increase Ministries and is the Senior Pastor of the Dover Christian Church in Dover, Delaware. He has a Bachelors degree from Western New England University, a Masters in Business Administration from Delaware State University and a Doctorate of Ministry from Friends International Christian University. Rev. Dr. Moore is an internationally recognized minister and orator who has spoken in hundreds of schools, colleges, churches, correctional facilities, and organizational gatherings locally and virtually, throughout the world. A highlight for Rev. Moore occurred on August 26, 2011, when he was selected to recite “I Have A Dream” at a private dedication of 7,500 people in Washington D.C. for the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Sponsored by the Milford Museum, these monthly programs focus on a variety of topics concerning local, state, and national history.  These presentations are held on the second Saturday of each month, at 1:00 p.m., in the Milford Public Library.  The Milford Public Library is located at 11 S.E. Front Street in Milford, Delaware. For more information, please contact the Museum at (302) 424-1080, [email protected]. These programs are offered through a generous grant from The Delaware Heritage Commission.

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