On the anniversary of Martin Luther King Junior’s death, the MLK Dream Quilt is going on display in Wilmington.
The quilt project began in January during the MLK Days of Celebration, led by Julia Callaway and members of the Mother AUMP Church Quilting Club. Today’s ceremony takes place at 1:45 p.m. in the first-floor gallery of the Louis L. Redding City County Building, 800 North French Street. Mayor James Baker hosts the unveiling ceremony, which will also feature MLK re-enactor John Moore delivering King’s “Mountaintop” address. Students from Ku’umba Academy will also perform. The quilt includes messages of hope, unity, and justice written by the public and students from Kuumba Academy on white squares of fabric. It will be on display through April.