Boys & Girls Club Create Sidewalk Chalk Messages for MLK Day
Martin Luther King had a dream, and so do young people with the Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio.
On the city's Eastside, these kids are turning their dreams into chalk art. The location is on MLK Drive, and the march is just down the road. With more than 70 years of history at this spot, the staff wants this year's march to reflect Dr. King's message of racial equality and justice.
"What Martin Luther King said decades ago still applies today, it still applies to their lives and what they're doing,” said Zuani Villarreal, Boys and Girls Club. “What they heard, what somebody said decades ago still applies to their lives."
This is one of the several Dream Week events leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18. The Boys and Girls Club will also be part of the march. The march is 2.75 miles and starts at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, travels up Martin Luther King Drive, and ends at Pittman Sullivan Park, all on the City’s historic East Side.