Delaware State University and the Inner City Cultural League will hold its 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday Program at noon Jan. 15 in the Education and Humanities Theatre on campus, 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover.

The keynote speaker will be Phyllis Slade Martin, an independent historian and owner of Slade & Associates. Her research interests focus on gender, race, religion, intersectionality and resistance movements in the U.S. and around the world.

Martin has been involved in history projects relating to segregation and desegregation in Buckingham County, Virginia; and has researched and written on the biography of William Henry Sheppard, a Virginian who was one of the earliest African-Americans missionary of the Presbyterian Church and who spent 20 years in Africa as part of that ministry.

Performances by Amillion The Poet, the Sankofa String Orchestra, and the Sankofa African Dance Co. will be included.

John Moore, vice president of the United Way of Delaware and Inner City Cultural League board member, will be the celebration leader and emcee of the event.