San Marcos and Texas State celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Brianna Chavez, Life and Arts Reporter Jan 16, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a federal holiday in 1983, 15 years after the civil rights activist’s assassination. The holiday wasn’t officially celebrated nationwide until three years later in 1986. Since then, those who remember King’s legacy have come together each holiday to celebrate and acknowledge the work that has been accomplished, as well as the work that still needs to be done in order for everyone to be treated equally.

The Dunbar Heritage Association (DHA) hosted its 21st MLK March and Celebration on Jan. 16, as well as an MLK Kids event held at the San Marcos Public Library on Jan. 14. Jonafa Banbury, secretary for the DHA, was excited for the community to celebrate.

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For Immediate Release

We are proud to honor Dr. King’s legacy and carry on the tradition for 21 years. We invite the San Marcos, Hays County, and surrounding communities to celebrate the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 16, 2023 at the LBJ/MLK Crossroads Memorial, The Hays County Courthouse, and the Dunbar Recreation Center.

If you received a text or direct message about MLK day information, it is not from the Dunbar Heritage Association. All information about our plans for the federal holiday can be found on our website https://dhasmtx.com/2022/11/14/21st-annual-dha-martin-luther-king-jr-march-celebration/.