Delaware marked Martin Luther King Junior day with parades and ceremonies.
In Wilmington seven high schools held a contest that included speeches, poetry and rap on how King had affected their hopes and dreams.
One 15-year old told the Wilmington News Journal that King was the foundation for a better future.
The event was sponsored by the YWCA Delaware and Christ Church Christiana Hundred.
Meanwhile, the Wilmington Riverside neighborhood saw around a 100 volunteers create a 882 square-foot mural at the Kingswood Community Center depicting their experiences.