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San Antonio holds nation’s largest MLK march

Students take a group picture at the
end of the MLK March.

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Hundreds of members of the UTSA community attended the largest annual MLK March in the country on Monday, Jan. 20. The march celebrates King’s life and the civil rights movement that he embodied. The march stretches across the San Antonio East Side and hundreds of thousands of San Antonians attend every y...

Organization designs civil rights trip

Students participate in the MLK
March holding a UTSA banner.

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Over 40 UTSA students visited memorials, museums and other historical sites across several southern states this January to get hands-on education regarding the history of civil rights and social justice in the U.S. The program is called the Civil Rights and Social Justice Experience (CRSJ), and the Stud...

Marching On

UTSA students carry a banner during the 31st annual San Antonio MLK March.
Courtesy of Alejandro Lopez/The Paisano

Alejandro Lopez

January 18, 2018

‘Runners participate in the 31st San Antonio MLK March   The city of San Antonio commemorated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting its annual march on Monday. This year’s MLK March also celebrated the 50th anniversary of San Antonio’s first March for Justice, organized by the ...

MLK march 2018

paisano.online1

January 16, 2018

San Antonio's MLK march is among the largest in the nation. Check out some of the photos below. Photos courtesy of Kimiya Factory, Ryan Nobles and Tristan Simpson.

Students march to honor MLK

African American Studies Program students march with rowdy pride during the MLK march. Isaac Serna, The Paisano

Isaac Serna

January 18, 2017

Among the sea of participants in San Antonio’s 30th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. march, Roadrunner orange brightened the streets. “We wore orange because we wanted to show that this is a UTSA community,” Mr. UTSA JaCorey Patterson said. “We had these t-shirts made with Martin Luther King, J...

Dr. Hill calls for activism: CNN political contributor discusses social justice

Tristan Ipock, The Paisano

Jeremiah Hobbs

January 18, 2017

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday brought knowledge and encouragement to the city of San Antonio. Distinguished Professor of African American Studies and CNN political contributor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill visited Trinity University. The MLK Jr. Commission presented a lecture titled, “From Segregation to ...

MLK Day forgets to remember America’s most successful socialist

Justice Lovin

January 26, 2016

On Monday, we celebrated Martin Luther King Day. I would argue that to some extent we did so in vain. The Dr. King we celebrate is but a shade of the man he was, the parts that are convenient; we remember his dream but forget his socialist principles. Near the end of his life Dr. King was planning a...

San Antonio still has a Dream

January 20, 2015

Mia Cabello/ The Paisano San Antonio’s 28th Anniversary Commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March united tens of thousands of San Antonians under one common cause— a dream. On the morning of January 19, participants and uniformed officers began their march at the Dr. Martin...