Fresno Marches to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. (2020)

 

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. 

Maria Torres (she/her/hers)
WHO IS SHE? Maria Torres, 18, is going to Fresno City College. She graduated from Edison High School in 2019. She enjoys doing photography, journalism and graphic design, but animation is what she wants to do in her future. Her favorite place to be is at a beach while listening to Cuco.

DID YOU KNOW? Maria has an obsession with the character Stitch from Lilo & Stitch.

FEATURED AREA: Graphic Design and Illustrations.
Jarrett Ramones (he/him/his) on Instagram
Jarrett Ramones (he/him/his)
WHO IS HE? Jarrett M. Ramones is a multimedia artist based in Fresno, California. He graduated from Fresno State with a BA in Media Communications and Journalism. Jarrett is the Art Director and principal Photographer for The kNOw Youth Media.

His goal is to push the narrative of his community to as large of an audience as possible – to share the stories of the underrepresented and otherwise unheard.

DID YOU KNOW? Jarrett enjoys horror movies and collects Joker playing cards.

FEATURED AREA: Art Director and Photographer.

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