ABOUT THE MARCH
On January 19, 1987 the Commission and the City of San Antonio held its first official Martin Luther King, Jr. March. Each year, a variety of educational, inspirational and celebratory events honor one of the nation's most revered civil rights leaders.
The signature event, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March, is scheduled for Monday, January 20, 2020. The march will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the MLK Academy located at 3501 MLK Drive and end at Pittman-Sullivan Park, 1101 Iowa (march route and info).
MLK March Route The March is 2.75 miles and starts at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, travels up Martin Luther King Drive, and ends at Pittman Sullivan Park, all on the City’s historic East Side.
VIA Park and Ride VIA Metropolitan Transit will operate special event Park and Ride service to the City of San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March. For additional information call 210-362-2020.
CONTINUING KING'S LEGACY OF JUSTICE, PEACE AND EQUALITY!
The City of San Antonio’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission will continue its commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1st March for Justice organized by the late Rev. Dr. Raymond "R.A." Callies, Sr., a San Antonio teacher and pastor. Rev. Callies began the March in 1968 to call attention to the need for basic infrastructure on the east side. His efforts have resulted in what has become one of the largest commemorative marches for Dr. King in the United States and possibly the world.
For questions about the march, call 210.207.2123.
SAN ANTONIO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION SCHOLARSHIP- APPLY NOW!
Photo: MLK Commission
Sponsored by the City of San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
Each year, as part of its celebration and focus on youth and education, the MLK, Jr. Commission administers a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program. These scholarships help to fund a portion of the college tuition of several deserving students, regardless of race or ethnicity. Each year, the MLK, Jr. Commission gives thousands of dollars in scholarships, thanks to the support of its many partners. This ceremony will be held in Spring 2020.
To be eligible an applicant must:
Be a graduating senior from a school in Bexar County
Be a Bexar County resident for one year and a U.S. Citizen
Have a minimum, cumulative GPA of 2.5 or equivalent
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
The community can help support students in achieving their higher education goals. Donations for the scholarship fund are accepted from the public and can be mailed to:
City of San Antonio MLK Commission
Attn: Madeleine Mendez
Neighborhood & Housing Services Department
PO Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283
Make checks payable to San Antonio Area Foundation - MLK Commission Scholarship. Donations can also be made by credit card.
DREAM SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The Dream Scholar Program was introduced in 2015 as a call-to-action to San Antonio colleges and universities to each fund one full-scholarship to their respective institutions for minority students. The San Antonio MLK, Jr. Commission, continues this program. Several San Antonio colleges and universities have committed to providing full-scholarships as part of this initiative. Below are current scholarship opportunities from the Commission’s Dream Scholar partners.