Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential figures in the civil rights movement. King advocated for equal rights for African Americans throughout the 50s and 60s. His speeches have had a huge impact on the 20th century and continue to inspire people today, he worked to ensure equal rights for everyone, race aside.
“We’re most familiar with his opinions on race relations and that everyone should judge each other by the content of their character and not the color of their skin,” AVID teacher Reagan Beres said. “I believe that the kids at school are really good about that. I think our school is really welcoming of everybody, I see it in our Unity Club that kids are welcoming to kids of all race, color, creed, religion, and that’s definitely an extension of his message.”
San Antonio is known for having the biggest MLK march in America, with about 300,000 people participating each year. The march is widely known, but the lesser-known events are still just as important.
Check out one of the many events happening around town in honor of Dr. King and his legacy.
-On Saturday a commemoration banquet will be held at the Lackland Air Force Base from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
-On Thursday, Jan. 19 a commemorative lecture will be held at Trinity University with reporter Caitlin Dickerson at 7 p.m.
All of the events below take place on Monday, Jan 16:
-The Martin Luther King March “Together We Can Be the Dream” will start at 10 a.m., and the march will start at the Martin Luther King Jr. Academy.
A veteran’s coffee social will take place from 7:30 am to 9:30 am as a place to meet people, find resources, and provide free parking to those taking part in the march.
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