Today marks the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights legacy as the country honors what would have been his 88th birthday yesterday (January 15). While many enjoy the time off or even numerous parades taking place around the nation, Hip Hop’s greatest took a moment to reflect on King’s work via social media. So you don’t have to, DX has collected an assortment of different posts paying homage to a man whose fight against injustice using non-violence set a blueprint for many to follow.

The time is always right to do what is right. #MartinLutherKing #Legend #MLK

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God is love

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Reminder: Freedom Fighter #MLK.

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leadership is priceless. Happy Birthday & Happy MLK Day to all who believe in equality. #MLKDay

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We are free because he wasn't. GOD Bless #HappyBirthdayDoctorKing

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