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San Antonio's Martin Luther King, Jr. March one of the nation's largest


Did I ever tell you about the time I was participating in a student exchange program at Prairie View A&M on the very day Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot? Yep. In the middle of an all-black campus, thinking with my young, naive, blond-headed brain I was helping erase generations of prejudice and inequality by closing the gap between the races. Then the whole civil rights movement was slapped in the face with King's assassination. The memories of that day have never faded for me and every time I hear the "I Have a Dream" speech, I feel its power and relevance.

San Antonio citizens can be proud our MLK March is one of the largest in the nation. Surrounding this year's march held on Monday, January 16, are a variety of educational, inspirational and celebratory events. Find more on the City of San Antonio's Martin Luther King Jr. Commission webpage.

I used to say I'd never live long enough to see a black man become President of the United States. Thankfully, I was proven wrong. But, judging by some reactions, the racism still among us has been exposed. Fight for civil rights and against inequality by participating in MLK Day events.

San Antonio activist and nonprofit veteran Laura Carter believes in enabling the community to work from the heart, not just the wallet. During her time at the San Antonio Area Foundation, Laura implemented new technology, managing website design and content for all published materials. She introduced multimedia and social media into the communications plan, increasing the community's participation in the Foundation's programs.

In addition, Laura is a friend of Blessed Sacrament Academy on Mission Road and contributes to community journalism projects. You can follow her on Twitter @LauraCarter or visit her personal blog A Small Blog.

Oh, and in her spare time, she enjoys reading, movies, music and spending time with her pastry chef extraordinaire husband and their family.



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