San Antonio Local MLK News – January 18, 2019
Written by KROV News Department on January 18, 2019
MLK List of Events
Listed below are a few of the events scheduled for Sunday January 20th and Monday January 21st. For a detail list of events, please click on the link below to open the Calendar of Events.
The San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and KROV-FM invite the community to the following events:
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019
Wreath-Laying Ceremony Honoring the life, struggles and accomplishments of Dr. King. Begins at 2:00 p.m. At the Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza at the Intersection of E. Houston and N. New Braunfels.
Businesses, City Officials, and organizations will lay wreaths at the MLK, Jr. statue in commemoration.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette
The Citywide Interfaith Worship Service
Begins at 4:00 p.m. • Second Baptist Church • 3310 E. Commerce Street
This event will feature several invited guest speakers who will present on various topics of faith and the legacy of Dr. King. Keynote speaker: Dr. Mateen
MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019
Early Morning Worship Program
8:00 a.m. • MLK Academy • 3501 Martin Luther King Dr.
The Worship features contemporary and traditional musical artists, inspirational and motivational dances and spoken word performances.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. March
Starts at 10:00 a.m. • Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy • 3501 Martin and ends at Pittman-Sullivan Park, 1101 Iowa.
In 2018, approximately 300,000 people participated in the march as part of an unforgettable experience that has become one of San Antonio’s signature events.
The MLK Commemorative Program
Begins at 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Pittman-Sullivan Park • 1101 Iowa
The program will feature the City of San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and other national, state, and county officials.
Keynote Speaker: Shaun King, journalist, humanitarian, and activist. King is nationally recognized as a humane and passionate advocate for justice and families, and an extremely visible fundraiser for victims of brutality and discrimination.
All Events are Free and open to the public.