Each year, on the third Monday of January, the country honors the accomplishments of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. In 1994, Congress designated the holiday as a day of service for Americans to bridge barriers and give back to their communities.
San Antonio’s broad cultural diversity is rooted in its rich Spanish and Latin American heritage. The city’s unique history has laid a foundation for people of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds to coexist and thrive as one community. San Antonio is one of a handful of major U.S. cities which classifies as a majority-minority city, meaning minority demographic groups comprise more than half of the city’s total population.
To celebrate our city’s rich, cultural heritage, and the freedom for equality, here are several events around San Antonio that honor King’s message of service.
Annual Martin Luther King, Jr March
San Antonio hosts the largest march in the nation, with approximately 300,000 participants. Each year, a variety of educational, inspirational, and celebratory events honor one of the nation’s most revered civil rights leaders. The march is scheduled for Monday, January 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the MLK Academy located at 3501 MLK Drive and end at Pittman-Sullivan Park, 1101 Iowa (march route and info).
DreamWeek is an international summit offering a series of mostly free events taking place throughout the city – linked by the common desire to advance the ideas of tolerance, equality and diversity put forth by King. A speaker series, concerts, worship services, art exhibits, sporting events, movie screenings and much more will provide San Antonians with a chance to get involved, listen, and learn what each one of us can do so we can all put inequality behind us. Find a list of DreamWeek events on their website.
“The time is always right to do the right thing”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day – from your friends at New Balance San Antonio!