Saturday: Silent March for Racial Justice and Compassion in Newark


“People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite… [Our humanity] is a flame that can be hidden, but never extinguished.”
Nelson Mandela

Saturday, Oct. 28
March steps off at 9:00 a.m.
George Wilson Community Center
303 New London Rd, Newark, DE 19711

Parking at UD Lot 6 (Clayton Hall), across from community center.

Led by the NAACP and supported by the organizations listed below, this will be a silent march through Newark, harkening back to the NAACP Silent Protest Parade 100 years ago in NYC. The march will return to the George Wilson Community Center for a closing rally featuring faith and community leaders.

Register for the march at Eventbrite. Space at the community center rally is limited.

We will be marching together to join our minds and hearts in order to make a conscious choice to show respect for one another. Moreover, we will remember and honor Newark, Delaware‘s own history, and all of those who have suffered injustice and marched before us. We will be joining them in hope for a just and equitable future for the whole human family. Together we will be taking a stand for racial justice in our local communities and in our nation. We stand in unity with compassion in order to create this change.


-Speakers: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

  • Freeman Williams, Newark NAACP – Masters of ceremony
  • Rev. Blaine Hackett, St. John’s AM – Invocation
  • Sylvester Woolford, Historian – Newark racial history
  • Florine Henderson, NAACP – March directions

-March: 10:00 – 11:00 am

There will also be presenters who will remain at the George Wilson Center during this time for those who choose not to march.

-Speakers: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

  • Sen. Stephanie Hansen – Community engagement and the political process
  • Jeffery Richardson – University of Delaware, Environmental Justice
  • Sherry Dorsey – Community engagement
  • Rev. Lawrence Livingston – Sending message and closing prayer

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