SAN ANTONIO - More than 100,000 people took to the East Side today for the 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March. It's one of the largest marches in the country. SLIDESHOW: MLK March…
We caught up with one of the organizers of the march, Councilwoman Ivy Taylor, and asked her why our local march is such a big draw.
“Folks all across San Antonio want to be a part of it and San Antonio is the type of place where everyone feels welcome to participate,” explained Taylor.
That sentiment was echoed by other marchers we spoke with who say Dr. King's message is one we can all relate to.
“I think that what he stood for -- tenants of equality, freedom. We can all resonate with,” said march participant Tanya Hartfield.
“It's a time to celebrate life, opportunities and the rights that we have. People that have suffered for us. People that have served for us. Generations previous and it's just a great time for people to be unified of all walks of life,” said march participant Amos Duncan.
While it's the 26th year San Antonio has held the march, the late reverend Dr. Raymond Callies began leading processions here soon after Dr. King's death in 1968.