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11:35 am
Wed January 7, 2015

New Office for Civil Rights and Public Trust in Delaware

Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn
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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn says the state's Justice Department is being restructured to create a new office for civil rights and public trust.
 
Denn announced the move Wednesday, saying the new office will protect the rights of Delaware residents, enforce laws designed to hold government accountable, and conduct investigations in which the Justice Department's other responsibilities "might present the appearance of a conflict of interest." An example of that is police use-of-force investigations.
 

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Local News
12:16 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Essay: Martin Luther King Junior

Martin Luther King Junior
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As the nation marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Junior, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist Goerge Merrill considers that this civil rights leader may have saved the soul of a nation.

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12:14 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Memorial Services Held Today for Civil Rights Leader Rev. Maurice Moyer

 

      Services for long time civil rights leader and community activist the Rev. Maurice J. Moyer are being held today at the Saint Paul UAME Church in Wilmington.

      Moyer was pastor and founder of the Community Presbyterian Church near New Castle.

      He also was the former head of the Wilmington branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

      He died at Christiana Hospital at the age of 93.

      Moyer lived in New Castle with his wife of more than 65 years, Vivian Cleopatra.

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