The Martin Luther King Day march in Fresno. Photo by Peter Maiden

Fresnans Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Through March and Rally

By Community Alliance Staff

Around 1,500 people marched from St. John’s Cathedral to Fresno City Hall, where there was a rally, and then to Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium for speakers, as part of a weekend of activities to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The march's banner.
The march’s banner, At left is Magdalena Gomez, State Center Community College Trustee in Area 4, and to the right of her is Kimberly Tapscott-Munson, Fresno County Board of Education Trustee in Area 1. Both trustees were voted into office in November 2018. Photo by Peter Maiden
Cheerleaders from Williams Elementary and African dancers from Martin Luther King Elementary, as they listened to one of the speakers.
Cheerleaders from Williams Elementary and African dancers from Martin Luther King Elementary, as they listened to one of the speakers. Photo by Peter Maiden
Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor with a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor, one of the founders of the march in Fresno, with a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo by Peter Maiden.
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