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Hundreds of thousands of people traveled to city's East Side for today's Martin Luther King Jr. march.

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Thousands of people are expected to participate in San Antonio’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day march -- the largest in the United States -- on the city's East Side on Monday.

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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.

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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Here's how you can be a part of history:

UTSA Libraries is asking for artifacts – signs, buttons and other non-digital items – from the local Martin Luther King Jr. march & Women's March last month.

San Antonio celebrated 30 years of Martin Luther King Jr. Day marches this year. One of the largest MLK gatherings in the country, the 2017 event drew an estimated 300,000 people who marched in the rain to celebrate the civil-rights leader and principles he advocated.

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This year marks 30 years of San Antonio’s annual march to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Patches of rain didn’t keep people away Monday.  Martin Luther King Drive on San Antonio’s East Side was flooded with thousands of marchers and people who want to keep the dream alive.

“I’m too old to march now, but I still support them and I love this,” says 65-year-old Leonard Brown.

Brown watched the march from a driveway near the route’s end.

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.

2016 MLK Interfaith Service

Jan 18, 2016

The 29th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City-Wide Interfaith Worship Service was held on Sunday, January 17 at St. Gerard Catholic Church. The Keynote Speaker was Justice Jason Pullian, Justice, Fourth Court of Appeals.

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