Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, two high-profile San Francisco ministers recounted their experiences from the civil rights march and rally in Washington, D.C.
Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his defining “I Have a Dream” speech. A Bay Area man who was one of Dr. King’s closest advisors told KPIX 5 the words that made it famous were not even in the final script.
The Bay Area commemorated MLK’s legacy with the annual Freedom Train ride and a march and gathering in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens 45 years after the civil rights leader was slain.
Bay Area riders had many reasons for boarding Caltrain’s “Freedom Train,” which ran from San Jose to San Francisco Monday morning in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, but most seemed to enjoy the experience.
The Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend.