UTSA community to participate in Martin Luther King Jr. March Jan. 20

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(Jan. 17, 2014) -- The City of San Antonio will host the Martin Luther King Jr. March at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20. The event will begin at the Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in the 3500 block of MLK Drive and end at Pittman-Sullivan Park, 1101 Iowa.

>> Read details about the march route.

UTSA's participation is sponsored by the Student Leadership Center. A number of UTSA groups will attend including students who participated in the recent The Progression Civil Rights Trip, along with members of GLBTQ, Black Student Union, NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Epsilon Sigma chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

This marks the 28th anniversary of the march in honor of civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King Jr. More than 100,000 adults and children are expected to participate in the nearly three-mile march.

San Antonio's march is one of the largest in the United States. The MLK Commission organizes the march and leads a community effort with events across the city paying tribute to King.

Those who would like to attend the march can ride a VIA bus free from Freeman Coliseum (route 24) and St. Philip's College (route 25). For more information on taking the bus to the march, call 210-362-2020 or visit the VIA website for Special Event Service for the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March at viainfo.net.