24th Annual MLK Citywide March, Rally and Festival
The 2017 MLK Celebration ends with the 24th 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 16, 2017 at the University of Texas, on 21st and Speedway at the MLK Statue. The March will continue on to the south steps of the State Capitol for a short program and marchers will continue on to the historic Huston-Tillotson University, where exciting activities are planned until 3:00 p.m. Individuals representing businesses, non-profit & community based organizations are invited to march and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy. For the sixth 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 the Capitol, while the march is in those locations. Receptacles will also be available 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).