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Freedom TrainThe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley will charter Caltrain as its “Freedom Train” on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Caltrain Freedom Train is the only remaining of the nation's more than two dozen official MLK commemorative train services launched 30 years ago by the late Coretta Scott King in honor of her husband. The trains were launched to commemorate the 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama led by Dr. King that proved instrumental in the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Many of the Freedom Train customers will participate in events sponsored by the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery.
The Freedom Train departs from San Jose at 9:45 a.m. and expresses to San Francisco. Freedom Train tickets are sold only by the association - Caltrain fare media isn't valid. Tickets, priced at $10 each, are expected to sell out. Information: www.scvmlk.org
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