On January 21, 2019, an anticipated 300,000-plus San Antonio and South Texas residents will take to the streets and march in solidarity with the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The annual march, which takes place every year on San Antonio’s East Side, holds the record for the largest MLK Day march in the country.
For 32 years, the march has spread Dr. King’s legacy of diversity and equality for all and inspired participants across cultures and creeds. This year’s theme is “Together We Win With Love for Humanity.”
Together We Win With Love for Humanity
The march begins mid-morning and goes until 2 p.m. When marchers finish walking, they can grab lunch from an array of award-winning East-Side food trucks while attending the commemorative program in Pittman Sullivan Park.
This year’s keynote speaker will be journalist and civil rights activist Sean King, who recently caused a stir within the San Antonio community when he urged white people to be more like San Antonio Spurs head coach and beloved community figurehead Gregg Popovich.
“Popovich … is using [his white privilege] for good … by promoting essential conversations on race,” King wrote for The Intercept.
People who attend the commemorative program can also enjoy a host of performers, including local bands, a gospel choir, and speeches from other civil rights activists in the San Antonio community.
The march is expected to break attendance records yet again this year. The 2.75-mile trek will start at the MLK Jr. Academy at 10 a.m. and end at the park. Interested individuals can find more information on the website for the city’s San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission.