Crowds in Texas marched in the streets to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 18, 2016) (NBC) – Thousands of people marched around the state of Texas on Monday (January 18) to celebrate and remember civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
San Antonio saw a crowd of about 200,000 people pay tribute to the slain civil rights leader, according to local media reports. The parade put together by the city’s Martin Luther King, Jr. commission is one of the largest marches in the United States and is in its twenty-ninth year, according to the city’s website.
Dallas had over 200 groups participate in their march, the first time the North Texas city has only had one parade to honor Dr. King, according to reports. Historically, Dallas would hold two parades.
It is a tradition that Houston still follows as the Black Heritage Society held the 38th Annual “Original” MLK, Jr. Parade that marched along the MLB Houston Astros’ Minute Maid Park and MLK Parade Foundation held the 22nd Annual MLK Grande Parade in Midtown Houston, according to the group’s respective websites.