Volunteers of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) from San Antonio, Austin and San Marcos, Texas, in the United States, participated in a march honoring the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr.
The walk was organized by the San Antonio Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Commission of city hall, with the purpose of promoting equality, the principles of non-violence and solidarity amongst the citizens.
Inside the MLK academy, the participants remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech: “I have a dream”, as well as his most famous quotes, one being:
“I have a dream, only one dream, to keep dreaming. Dream with liberty, dream with justice, dream with equality and for the desire to no longer need to dream them.”
A great event
Around 300,000 people attended the event, among them, distinguished personalities such as the mayor of San Antonio, Ivy Taylor; congressman Lloyd Doggett; Sheriff of Bexar county, Javier Salazar; the San Antonio Chief of Police, Williams McManus; Texas Senator, Jose Melendez, and State Representative, Barbara Hawkins.
Councilor Alan E. Warrick II; President of the Democratic Party of Bexar County, Manuel Medina; President of the Republican Party of Bexar County, Robert Stovall; as well as education and religious institutions, business and civil society organizations were also present.
During his lecture, Commissioner of Bexar County, Tommy Calvert, invited the multitude to continue fighting for the defense of human rights and to ensure that there are no differences between the citizens of this country.
The walk began at the MLK Academy and ended at the Pittman Sullivan Park where the citizens enjoyed artistic and cultural events.
Nobel Peace Prize
Martin Luther King Jr., Baptist pastor, defender of civil rights. His non-violent action, inspired by Gandhi, moved an increasing number of the African American community which ended in the summer of 1963 in a historic march in Washington, which gathered 250,000 protestors. In 1964, he received the Nobel Peace Prize.