East Bay remembers Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy through car caravans, online events

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The recent virus surge did not hinder the Bay Area in honoring Doctor King’s legacy on Martin Luther King Junior Day Monday, ABC7 reported.

Car caravans were held in the region, including one hosted by Oakland’s “Anti-Police Terror Project”, which started at 12:30 p.m.

The San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito also accommodated a separate car caravan for the event.

Over the long weekend, there were also a series of virtual occasions. San Francisco held the event virtually as indoor events moved online Monday.

The yearly MLK march hosted by the city was canceled.

Meanwhile, local parks also waived entrance fees to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, a report by NBC Bay Area said.

The National Park Service sites on Monday provide a day of volunteer opportunities-packed service across the U.S.

Monday is Martin Luther King Junior Day, and the Bay Area is finding ways to honor Doctor King’s legacy, despite the latest COVID surge.

“Whether on an entrance fee-free day or throughout the year, we encourage everyone to discover their national parks and the benefits that come from spending time outdoors,” National Park Service Director Chuck Sams said in a statement. “National parks are for everyone and we are committed to increasing access and providing opportunities for all to experience the sense of wonder, awe and refreshment that comes with a visit to these treasured landscapes and sites.”

The sites will also waive entrance fees on April 16, Aug. 4, Sept. 24, and Nov. 11.

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area offers multiple volunteer work on Monday, as well as at Ocean Beach, Baker Beach, and Stinson Beach.

The same will also be offered at Fort Mason, Sutro Heights Park, and Crissy Field.

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