In June of 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. led a march to Ratcliffe Stadium to present a speech to thousands of Fresno residents. Nearly 4 years later, on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
To honor him, Fresno hosts an annual walk that begins in front of St. John’s Cathedral and marches through the streets of downtown Fresno to City Hall – mimicking that iconic march of 1964.
On January 20, 2020, Fresno residents took part in the 36th annual MLK March. Photos of the event are below, courtesy of photographers Maria Torres and Jarrett M. Ramones.