Remembering the dream: How Austin celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.


The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration has been an Austin Tradition since 1983, when it was started by the Texas Union African American Cultural Committee. Since then it has grown to encompass the entire city, including sponsorship from City of Austin, the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas, and Houston-Tillotson University. The event not only stands as a cultural celebration, but a celebration of the ideas Martin Luther King Jr. expressed that have changed the lives of many.