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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...

Promote and preserve what we march for

The Texas Senate Bill 485, 70th Legislature Regular Session. Chapter
159. Approved May 25, 1987 and Effective August 31, 1987 as
an optional holiday.
Courtesy of Chase Otero/The Paisano

Editorial Board

January 18, 2018

The large turnout at this year’s MLK March demonstrated San Antonians believe in community engagement in the name of social justice. At UTSA, leaders demonstrate those values every day, and programs aspire to preserve the history behind those values. To further promote social justice and activism,...

Why do we protest?

Why do we protest?

Kenyatta Battle

January 18, 2018

“Why do we march for peace, mom?’ ‘For the same reason, that you and I plant a tree, her mother answered. We plant a tree for the future hoping the tree we plant today will make tomorrow a better place. That is why we march my love… because I feel this need to make the future better… to plant anot...

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 ...

Special Collections aim to archive MLK and Women’s March history

Brianna Orta, The Paisano

Molly Crowder

February 1, 2017

The UTSA Libraries Special Collections department is requesting donations of flyers, signs and other memorabilia used in the recent Women’s and Martin Luther King Jr. Day march. These items will be archived in the JPL. “Saving signs from the women’s march and the MLK march is a great idea,” s...

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...