An estimated 300,000 people walked 2.5 miles in the wet and wind on Jan. 16, 2017 to celebrate Martin Luther King. Here is a Storify of the social media posts of people who came out to mark San Antonio's 30th anniversary MLK March.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 4 2017 - 6:40pm
San Antonio’s DreamWeek looks to have its largest offering yet of activities promoting the ideals of cultural diversity, equality, tolerance and progressive community action. The annual DreamWeek takes place Jan. 6-21, and includes dozens of events citywide — lectures, luncheons, community forums, festivals, exhibits, concerts, among other activities.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 12 2016 - 8:58pm
Welcome to a special edition of the Edge. Many of us are looking for guidance on how to move forward after the tragedies last week: The cowardly ambush that killed five police officers in Dallas, and the police shootings in the days before that killed two black men, Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 1 2016 - 6:27pm
Martin Luther King’s final and unfinished crusade was his Economic Bill of Rights, also known as the Poor People’s Campaign. The list of demands involved jobs, income and “a decent life for all poor people so that they will control their own destiny,” King wrote in 1968. “This will cost billions of dollars, but the richest nation of all time can afford to spend this money if America is to avoid social disaster.”
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 20 2016 - 8:43pm
Catch up and get ahead with the EDGE for the week of Jan. 18, 2016 Affordable Care Act Enrollment Closing There’s an important deadline coming up and if you miss it, it could cost you. The window is open until Jan. 31 to enroll in or change your health insurance under the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare.
Written by Cary Clack on Jan 18 2016 - 10:16am
“Let me say that if you are tired of demonstrations, I am tired of demonstrating. I am tired of the threat of death. I want to live.” Martin Luther King Jr., in Chicago during the campaign for open housing, Aug. 17, 1966 The threat would be fulfilled. Martin Luther King Jr. would be dead in less than two years. Exhausted and besieged, his last breath drawn on a balcony in Memphis in the midst of more demonstrations. Prophets are best appreciated when they’re martyrs.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Jan 11 2016 - 2:52pm
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of January 11. Train to Crystal City
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 19 2015 - 8:55pm
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015, we gathered your best work from Twitter, Facebook, Instagrams, Vine, slideshows, blogs, videos and articles to create a multimedia story told from nearly 40 perspectives. We also included an "explainer" on the hashtag #ReclaimMLK which owned the day in San Antonio and other cities.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Jan 17 2013 - 6:15pm
With your help and your photos, we're creating the People's MLK Slideshow to document San Antonio's 100,000-person march honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. You can still contribute by emailing or texting your photos or video clips to MLKphotos@nowcastsa.org. We'll add your photos and update the slideshow. Please play this slideshow on your mobile or computer and share San Antonio's annual celebration of tolerance and justice!
Written by William on Jan 9 2013 - 11:17pm
San Antonio celebrates the 26th Anniversary of the historical Martin Luther King, Jr. March. Shortly after Dr. King's death, the late Reverend Dr. Raymond Callies, Sr., one of the founders of the San Antonio MLK Jr. March, began leading processions to honor Dr. King. The annual march has grown to include over 100,000 participants including many of San Antonio's community leaders and is the largest MLK march in the nation.