A collection of coverage of the Martin Luther King March in San Antonio and beyond

Submitted by Joe Ruiz on January 18, 2011 - 9:23am

It's the morning after one of the largest marches celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and we thought you'd like to see a collection of the coverage of the event from around the city with some highlights from around the nation.

Here is our story and photo slideshow from the march as well as a video of the marchers and the complete keynote speech by Dr. Mary Frances Berry.

This video below from Natalie Tejeda at KENS5 focuses on the San Antonio Black Nurses Association and how they've been participating in the march since its inception.

During this year's march, the women were handing out free bottled water to marchers along the route. Other organizations were providing similar free drinks to march attendees. One group (and I really wish I could remember their name so I could thank them) provided me with a free drink during our coverage and refused to accept a donation to help them provide more.


Cary Clack, columnist for the San Antonio Express-News, writes about following in Dr. King's footsteps the other 364 days of the year and how there is still work to do to full achieve Dr. King's vision. That sentiment was echoed by Dr. Berry in her keynote speech. Photojournalists Jerry Lara and Bob Owen of the Express-News collected their images for a photo slideshow while reporter Vianna Davila set the scene by talking to first-time and longtime attendees.

Sylvia Rincon of KABB focused on the inclusion of a white woman beginning the day's festivities by reading Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech to the masses while Stephanie Serna of KSAT-12 focused on marchers and what the annual celebration of Dr. King's life means to them.

One story that had the NOWCastSA crew talking before the march was Fresh Air's story of how Dr. King's famous speech came to be. Listen to Dr. King's speech below.



Is there any coverage of the MLK March that we missed? Something in particular that grabbed you that you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments section to your right and we'll be sure to add it to this post.