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January 20th, 2009
City, county leaders unveil marker where MLK, LBJ memorial will stand

PHOTO by MELISSA MILLECAM

On the national remembrance day for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the San Marcos city council and the Hays county commissioners unveil a sign at the crossroads of LBJ and MLK drives in San Marcos where a memorial to President Lyndon Johnson and Dr. King will be constructed. The intersection is the only one known in Texas honoring the two national leaders who transformed civil rights in the United States with the civil rights movement leading to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Pictured left to right, are council members Fred Terry, Kim Porterfield and John Thomaides and County Commissioners Will Conley, Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, Jeff Barton, Karen Ford and County Judge Elizabeth Sumter.

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3 thoughts on “City, county leaders unveil marker where MLK, LBJ memorial will stand

  1. The county is allowing the monument to be constructed on a small piece of county land.

    According to another news source, the monument will be sponsored by the San Marcos Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Dunbar Heritage Association, the Calaboose African American History Museum, the San Marcos Area Arts Council, the Arts Commission and the Common Experience Committee at Texas State University.

    I don’t think they have a final design yet, so they probably don’t have a final figure as to the cost.

    But I am pretty sure they would appreciate a donation from you.

  2. Lila,
    My concern was that tax payers might be on the hook to contribute. My own feeling about this is that I respect the good mens’ contributions but I think there are more than enough monuments already. I prefer that my charity and contributions go to the living who need it.

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