Marchers will gather at three different points, then meet up and walk together to the state Capitol for a rally. Sam Starks heads up MLK365, which puts on the "March for the Dream." He says the event is now the second-largest west of the Mississippi:
Starks: "People are coming from all around - from up the hill - all around - Yuba City, Stockton and the Bay area."
Starks says this year for the first time, marchers are collecting pledges to raise money for programs to help eliminate the academic achievement gap:
Starks:"If King were still alive, he'd say don't have a birthday party, but make some change; do something make a difference."
The events also include a celebration at the convention center that features job and resource booths as well as music and food.
Marchers will meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Oak Park Community Center, at 7:30 at Grant High School and at 8:30 at Sacramento City College.