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26th Annual MLK Community, March, Rally and Cultural Festival
Mon January 21 @ 9:00 am | 3:00 pm| Free
The 2019 MLK Celebration ends with the 26th Annual MLK Community March, Rally and Cultural Festival to commemorate the national MLK Day Holiday and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city.
The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 21 at the University of Texas, near 21st and Speedway at the MLK Statue where the March will continue on to the historic Huston-Tillotson University, where exciting activities are planned until 3:00 p.m.
This year, there will be no stops at the State Capitol due to the Governor’s Inauguration. Individuals representing businesses, non-profit & community based organizations are invited to march and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.
For the eighth consecutive year, we are asking marchers to donate can goods or non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the Central Texas Food Bank. Assist us by helping fill the Food Banks shelves with non-perishable food items.
“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Donation receptacles will be available at The University of Texas and at the festival at Huston-Tillotson University. Parking for the March is available at UT’s Disch Faulk Field (1300 E. MLK Blvd.), State Visitors Garage (Corner of 12th& San Jacinto St. – downtown Austin), Kealing Middle School (1607 Pennsylvania Avenue), Holy Cross Catholic Church (1610 E. 11th), Blackshear Elementary (1712 E. 11th), Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church (1801 Pennsylvania Avenue), Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (1206 E. 9th) and Mt. Olive Baptist Church (1800 E. 11th).
- 21st & Speedway, Huston-Tillotson University
21st & Speedway
Wed January 23 @ 9:00 am | 4:00 pm
Wed January 23 @ 6:00 pm | 7:00 pm
Thu January 24 @ 9:00 am | 12:00 pm