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Courtesy of Smithsonian's National Museum of African History and Culture

On the campus of Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College, historical images and posters from the 1960s are mounted on easels and lined up through the halls of the Small Business Development Center. While some passersby may overlook the display, the historical and cultural significance is far from subtle. These collection of images in part of a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

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African Americans make up about 7 percent of San Antonio’s population, but they have made rich contributions to the fabric of the Alamo City.

Born Logic Allah, director and co-producer of “Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City," said one of the most important educational figures was Dolores B. Linton, who made something out of nothing for black children living on the west side of San Antonio.

Jan. 21 MLK march
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Dozens of buses drove marchers to Martin Luther King Park on San Antonio's East Side for the annual MLK march.

The turnout on King's birthday never ceases to amaze former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros.

Thousands of people took part in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day march Jan. 15, 2018.
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San Antonio’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on the city's East Side is expected to attract as many as 300,000 marchers and onlookers in honor of the slain civil rights leader.


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It’s called DreamWeek and Shokare Nakpodia created the annual event seven years ago to honor the vision of Martin Luther King Jr.

But he says the non-profit event looks to expand on King’s vision.


Before he was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered what was to be the last public address of his life to a crowd of sanitation workers, who were about to strike for a living wage. On Wednesday — the 50th anniversary of King’s death — we discussed his legacy and economic justice.

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This week on Fronteras:

  • Now that temporary protected status for people in the U.S. from El Salvador has ended, hear how workers in Houston are dealing with the uncertainty.
  • Property taxes of adobe homes in Marfa skyrocket (3:50).
  • Muslim Americans honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service (7:59).
  • A Latina conductor strikes a chord in Seattle (11:40).
  • Mexican-American studies touch the lives of San Antonio students (16:49).


Excy Guardado keeps the beat witha handheld drum as girls from the Martinez Street Women's Center youth development program sing at the MLK Day march Jan. 15, 2018.
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Issues of civil rights continue to motivate San Antonians to march on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Thousands of people participated Monday, stretching the crowd across several blocks. They carried signs in support of issues ranging from immigration and women’s rights to racial justice and equality.

Jack Morgan / Texas Public Radio

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of San Antonio’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March. Billed as one of the nation’s largest MLK marches, some 300,000 residents and local dignitaries are expected to participate. Mayor Ivy Taylor will be in attendance as well as Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Rep. Will Hurd and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus.

Events are scheduled through the weekend and next week but the march on Monday is the highlight.

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