The Delaware Technical Community College will honor artist Beatrice "Bebe" Coker and Mayor Dennis P. Williams during its annual African American History Month on Feb. 13.
The celebration will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Delaware Technical Community College, Wilmington Campus Conference Center, 333 N. Shipley St., Wilmington. Coker is a playwright poet and lyricist. Her plays have appeared locally and off-Broadway, and she has worked as a longtime advocate for quality public education for all children. Williams is Wilmington's 55th mayor. He is a former Wilmington police officer and representative of Delaware's General Assembly.
This year's celebration honors the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The day of recognition will feature words of tribute from members of the college and community, as well as remarks from the honorees; the celebration is free and open to the public.