CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Monday is the day that has been set aside to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
There are several events tied to the remembrance that will be happening across the Coastal Bend.
Rev. Tracey Anderson-Tellado from South Shore Christian Church met with KRIS-TV Noon Anchor Mike Gillaspia to detail some of the events.
The 34th MLK Commemorative March will be one of the big events. It begins at noon Monday at the Nueces County Courthouse.
Participants will gather there and then make their way together to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 700 S. Upper Broadway.
Our appreciation goes out to the Corpus Christi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, who always do a great job organizing the event.
Before then, the YWCA will once again be hosting their racial justice forum, which she will also be involved. That will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the YWCA, 4601 Corona.
RSVP are needed for the event. Contact the YWCA at (361) 857-5661 or on their web page at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Also, the City of Corpus Christi will be recognizing MLK Day as a holiday for the first time.
All city offices will be closed on Monday.
The decision was made during Tuesday’s council meeting.
Members unanimously voted in favor to the motion, which from this day forward declares the third Monday of each January as Martin Luther King Civil Rights Day of Service.