The San Antonio Martin Luther King Jr. Commission announced late August to cancel the 2021 march for the city of San Antonio in January.
The march brings over 300,000 people together annually in solidarity and is the largest MLK march in the nation. There is uncertainty among the community in the middle of a COVID-19 pandemic.
There will be plans of doing virtual events instead because safety is a number one priority with the MLK Commission.
“The decision was made from speaking with medical professionals and the fact that most events of that nature had been canceled due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Keely Petty, chair of the MLK Commission in San Antonio.
“Even though we are in climate that has an uprising of voices that have been heard and are still continuing to make their voices known, this is the platform where we can show what true unity and what true togetherness looks like and we can use different ways of doing that and different forms of doing that through his virtual world,”said Jada Andrews-Sullivan, council member of district 2.