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Pittman-Sullivan Park prepares for the 2023 MLK march

San Antonio – The organizers spent the weekend preparing for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. march in San Antonio, which is scheduled for Monday.

In March 2020, the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission held an in-person march for the last time. Coordinators say about 300,000 people attended the event. Organizers expect an additional 100,000 people this year.

In September 2022, the San Antonio City Council awarded $300,000 MLK commission for qualifying initiatives.

Commission chairman Duane Robinson says that means more events, better staging and better organization overall.

This year’s theme is “Together we can become a dream”.

Robinson says “diversity” is a key part of what sets the San Antonio event apart from others around the country.

“As long as we are still around, his dream will continue to exist and manifest. To be honest, there are some things happening today that Dr. King would be really disappointed about, so we still have a lot of work to do,” Robinson said.

The march will begin at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy at 10:00 am, followed by a celebration at Pittman-Sullivan Park.

CLICK HERE more information about the march and surrounding events.

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