Hundreds attended the annual A. Philip Randolph Institute Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior Prayer Breakfast in Glasgow on Monday, January 20, 2020.
Keynote speaker for the event was U.S. Senator Chris Coons who channeled his degree from Yale Divinity School to preach and encourage those in attendance that Dr. King's work is not complete and there is more to do.
"The whole point of a Martin Luther King breakfast is to be reminded that there is work yet to be done," said Coons.
"That when we see the evil of racism whether it is in the workplace or the White House we call it out, we confront it, we challenge it and we change it."
The Randolph Institute honored former Vice- resident Joseph Biden with its President's Award.
Biden thanked those assembled via video and apologized for not being there as he was campaigning in South Carolina.
The organization also presented Reverend Dr. Christopher Bullock with its Life Service award.
Meanwhile, employees from the Chemours Company headed out across the region as part of their 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
In Wilmington, Chemours COO Mark Newman helped lead a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) event with local kids at the 76ers Fieldhouse that featured 'STEM Queen' Jacqueline Means.
The company also had workers in Middletown serving lunch at Victory Village, a transitional residence for homeless veterans, and hosted 50 Boy Scouts at the company’s headquarters for science experiments and discussions to help the scouts earn their chemistry merit badges.