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Martin Luther King, Jr.

The “Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial City-County Commission,” now referred to as the “San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission” or MLK Commission, was established on April 3, 1986, by official act of the San Antonio City Council through City Resolution No. 86-15-19 under the leadership of then Mayor Henry Cisneros.

The MLK Commission is a volunteer organization that each year, since 1987, coordinates the City's official commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. King. In 2012, San Antonio celebrated the 25th anniversary of the City-sponsored commemorative march and program.

The march, with an average annual attendance of more than 100,000 participants, is one of the largest commemorations in the nation honoring Dr. King.

Cesar E. Chavez

The Cesar E. Chavez Legacy and Educational Fund is proud to help keep the legacy and dream of Cesar Chavez alive for future generations. The people of San Antonio have been very receptive to this yearly event and once again, we are proud to announce that the City of San Antonio is a co-sponsor of the 19th annual March for Justice taking place on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The Community Program begins at 9 a.m. The stage will be located at the corner of Guadalupe and S. Brazos Streets. Participants will then march to the Alamo at 10 a.m.

The month of March is a special time to remember civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez. This year marks the 49th anniversary of Cesar Chavez’s historic 350-mile pilgrimage from Delano to Sacramento, which drew national attention to the plight of farm workers in America. 

To honor this anniversary and to energize people with the power of civic engagement, we invite you to join us for several events commemorating Cesar E. Chavez, including the 19th annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice.