200,000 expected to attend MLK march

March begins at MLK Jr. Academy, ends at Pittman Sullivan Park


SAN ANTONIO – An estimated 200,000 people are expected to march the streets of the city's East Side on Monday to pay tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 2.75-mile march, considered to be one of the largest in the U.S., will begin at 10 a.m. at MLK Academy in the 3500 block of MLK Drive and end at Pittman-Sullivan Park at 1101 Iowa.

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Following the march, a commemorative program will be held at Pittman-Sullivan Park. The program will feature a keynote address and performances by Stellar Award-winning gospel artist Isaac Carree, and Jeremy Green, a classically trained violinist and San Antonio native. The presentation of the Baha'i Unity of Humanity Award and the Rev. R.A. Callies Courage Award will be part of the program's highlights.

MLK March Route Map

VIA bus service for MLK march

MLK Commemoration Events

MLK holiday schedule of city services

The MLK Jr. Commission organizes the march and leads the community effort to stage various events honoring the late civil rights leader. A wide variety of educational, inspirational and celebratory events take place at locations across the city.

KSAT 12 and KSAT.com will provide comprehensive coverage of the march and program Monday, beginning with "Good Morning San Antonio" at 4:30 a.m.

KSAT.com will live stream the march from SKY 12 and from ground level.

VIA Metropolitan Transit will provide free transportation to the march. Click here for more information.

City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed in observation of the holiday. For a list of scheduled services, click here.

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