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Hundreds from Trinity Honor MLK at San Antonio March

By Dustin Coleman

Trinity students carry a University banner during the 23rd Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March. More than 300 members of the Trinity community participated in the event.

January 2010 As an African-American female, Trinity University sophomore Morgan Latin said it’s important for her to pay tribute to the civil rights movement and its leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. – someone who worked for equal rights for all Americans. That is why she participated in the 23rd Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March on San Antonio’s East Side along with more than 300 other members of the Trinity University community on Monday, Jan. 18.

“It’s very important for me to remember things like that. To honor people like that and to celebrate their lives and the things that they have done,” Latin said.

Faculty, staff, and students loaded up in buses and traveled to the event which is considered the largest MLK march in the country. Organizers had expected the event to draw more than 100,000 participants again this year.

Among those in attendance was Dennis A. Ahlburg, who became the 18th president of Trinity University this month, along with his wife, Penelope Harley, and their 3-year-old son, Benjamin.

“I think it says a lot about the quality of the people that we get,” Dr. Ahlburg said, regarding the hundreds from Trinity who lined up at the march. “They believe in equality and they believe in getting involved in the community. And this is a wonderful march in San Antonio. One of the greatest and largest in the country. So they just want to be a part of it.”

Watch video and an audio slideshow of the Trinity University community in action at the event.

Audio Slide Show

Video of the March


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