With Monday (January 15) serving as Martin Luther King Jr. Day, people from across the country are celebrating by giving back and paying homage to the noted civil rights leader.
Dr. King, who was assassinated on April 4, 1968 while in Memphis, Tennessee, dedicated his life to the civil rights movement and the progression of people of color.
Check out some of the homages below.
Dear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I Thank GOD for your life, your heart, your dignity, your sacrifice, your spirit, your charm, your dreams + your light that you used to Better all mankind. You helped the world to see we are All GODs Children connected by the thread of humanity.
— COMMON (@common) January 15, 2018
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) January 15, 2018
Grateful and Thankful to Dr. Martin Luther King and will not bow to the continuous rhetoric of Bael. We are Blessed and favored among men. That which is not understood is attacked and yet we Stand. One has to marvel at the dignity of the systemically oppressed people. Selah 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/vbsVTFsxIR
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) January 15, 2018
-Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere- Our Lives Begin To End The Day We Become Silent About Things That Matter- #ThankYouMLK50
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 15, 2018
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) January 15, 2018
Dr. King was 26 when the Montgomery bus boycott began. He started small, rallying others who believed their efforts mattered, pressing on through challenges and doubts to change our world for the better. A permanent inspiration for the rest of us to keep pushing towards justice.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 15, 2018
Happy Martin Luther King day. He inspired us to stand for what we believe. He put his life on the line for us , not just African Americans but so every human race can have a voice. !!! Thank u Mr. King ! 🤴
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) January 15, 2018
Me being born on this Day is a privilege, a honor a gift. This man paved a way for US. He fought for US. He marched for US. He set the tone for US. He died for US. He did it in the light that we are all equal, he did it thru love and not hate thru light and not darkness thru strength and not weakness thru principle and not deceit. He didn’t do it in vain it’s only right that we teach our kids that “ Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” Let’s continue to teach educate and train one another and our kids..if we really want to see a better Tomorrow. Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thank You!!