|YWCA Delaware and Christ Church Christiana Hundred celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with 7 local teens who communicated through the creative use of speech, poetry and rap on Dr. King's life and mission within the context of their own lives and communities. Congratulations to all of the contestants on their impressive performances! Especially, Kaamilah Diabate of Howard High School of Technology who came in 1st place; Mya Knox-St. Paul of Delcastle Technical High School who came in 2nd place; and Julian Brown also of Howard High School of Technology who came in 3rd place.
"If Martin were here, I would ask him: What should I do? He'd say: Look in the mirror. The change starts with you."
- Kaamilah Diabate
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Communications Contest Grand Prize Winner
Michelle A. Taylor, President and CEO of United Way of Delaware, was awarded this year's Leadership in Racial Justice Award at the event. Those in attendance were able to hear from this compelling leader and witness her induction into YWCA Delaware’s Academy of Women Leaders.