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Raising Kings 2019 – MLK “I Have A Dream” Pitch Competition @ I Am Art Venue
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm




The Raising Kings Conference 2019 will be the 8th annual event by One Village Alliance, consisting of a powerful series of forums honoring the historic contributions of men and boys of color, while celebrating “Black History in the Making.” Launched over the MLK holiday, the conference represents a commitment to empowering the next generation of King-like leaders; self-aware social activists, and revolutionary thought leaders.

The final event of Raising Kings will take place at the I Am Art Venue,  featuring a pitch competition for young entrepreneurs.


Bessie Coleman: Inspired to Fly @ Lewes Public Library
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
From Africa to the Americans via Music, Song, Dance, and Stories @ Milford Public Library
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Delaware Black History: Past and Present @ New Castle Court House Museum
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
From Africa to the Americas via Music, Song, Dance, and Stories @ Claymont Library
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
African Americans and the Civil War @ Georgetown Public Library
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Book Discussion: “Stay With Me” by Ayobami Adebayo @ New Castle Public Library
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at the New Castle Public Library as we discuss the novel Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo.  Set in Nigeria between the 1980s and 2008, Stay With Me follows the story of Yejide and Akin.  While the couple fell in love easily, their attempt to have a child has been fraught with difficulties.  The sacrifices both end up making go beyond anyone’s, including the readers’, expectations.  The book has won many awards, including The New York Times’ Critics’ Top Books of the Year and Best Book of the Year by San Francisco ChronicleNational Public Radio, The Economist, Buzzfeed, and Southern Living.  You can visit Goodreads for more information about the book.

Registration is not required, but if you can attend please let us know by emailing  Books will be available to borrow from the New Castle Public Library.

Can’t make it in person?  Register to join us online for the discussion!

This discussion is part of our Literature and Medicine program.

Mary Ann Shad Cary, Delaware’s Forgotten Daughter @ South Coastal Library
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Delaware’s Forgotten Daughter @ Milford Public Library
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytelling from Brandywine to the Bay @ Congregation Beth Emeth
Mar 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

An optional breakfast is available for a small fee, but the presentation itself is free. Reservations requested, but walk-ins are permitted.