Here’s where to join a Martin Luther King Jr. march in Sacramento

Thousands of people in Sacramento are expected to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday Monday – the first time MLK Day has fallen on Jan. 15 since 2007. The civil rights leader would be turning 89.

Two marches are planned in the city. The larger march – – will start about 9:30 a.m. at Sacramento City College. It is expected to arrive at 11:30 a.m. at the Sacramento Convention Center, which is hosting a diversity expo. Early risers can join the “extra mile,” which departs at 8:30 a.m. from the Oak Park Community Center, 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Buses will be available to return marchers to their starting point. For more information, go to or call .

The smaller north march generally follows last year’s route. A pre-march program begins at 7:45 a.m at Grant High School, 1400 Grand Ave. The procession starts at 9 a.m in Del Paso Heights and loops through North Sacramento before returning to a wellness expo at Grant. Call the Roberts Family Development Center at for more information.

 Sources: www.mlk365.org, Bee researchThe Sacramento Bee

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