NVC and Alamo Colleges Participate in MLK March

Nearly 25 faculty, staff and students from Northwest Vista College participated in the MLK March on Jan. 16. 

Each college of the Alamo Colleges District were encouraged to bring their groups to show a united front at the march, which is the largest MLK march in the United Sates. Estimated attendance is about 400,000. Participants walk about three miles on MLK street on the city’s East Side while residents and groups line the streets to pass out water, play music, sell food and cheer on the walkers. 

This year, NVC nearly doubled its participation from the last march, which was held pre-pandemic. The event was canceled a few years due to COVID-19. NVC’s Marketing & Strategic Communications provided the banner, hats, treats and foam paws to give some Wildcat spirit to NVC’s group. 

Near St. Philip’s College, the five colleges formed a half moon to take a group photo with each college displaying its banners. After the march, walkers went to Pittman-Sullivan park to hear speakers and visit with informational booths and food vendors. 

This year’s march even made the front page of the Wall Street Journal. 

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