Modern civil rights leaders honored in San Marcos

On Monday, the nation remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On Sunday, the city of San Marcos was looking within, to recognize modern civil rights leaders.

Arthur Taylor, president of Impact San Marcos and one of the people who was recognized Sunday, believes there are still challenges ahead.

“Understanding, understanding a culture. Accepting people for who they are.”

The event Sunday honored what organizers call civil rights trailblazers, 73 of them in San Marcos and Hays County.

“That means people who have made a difference in the community by changing things,” said LBJ-MLK Crossroads Memorial Committee Chairperson Diann McCabe. “By being the first female mayor or being the first female on the city council. The first African American school board member.”

“I think it’s very important because we can never forget to honor and remember the people who struggled for us to have the freedoms that we have,” said Gloria Salazar. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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