Happy MLK Day! In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s special day, stars like Kerry Washington, Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner have taken to Twitter to remember the great civil rights leader with inspiring words of wisdom. Click here to see their heartfelt tweets!
Today, Jan. 18, the country celebrates what would have been Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s 87th birthday and while his work may be revered the world over, some of Hollywood’s finest made sure to take a special moment to thank him for all he gave to the civil rights movement. Taking to Twitter in honor of the national holiday, celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Kerry Washington shared inspiring messages honoring the great civil rights leader, along with a few of his most famous quotes. See how they’re celebrating this very special day below!
Today, the world celebrates an iconic leader who dedicated his life and wisdom to abolishing inequality for African Americans and inspiring ideas of love, peace and tolerance for all. In honor of the national holiday, everyone from the Kardashian/Jenner clan to famous politicians took to social media to share heartfelt messages in remembrance of the world leader, without whom the civil rights movement may have never happened.
While some quoted MLK, others posted photos on Twitter and Instagram to show their respect and love for the late activist, whose legacy continues to inspire more than 50 years after his passing. See below for a look at how our favorite celebs are celebrating MLK day on Twitter today:
Kerry Washington, Khloe Kardashian & More Celebrate MLK Day
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 18, 2016
As we honor Dr. King, we must not only remember what he stood for, but also pledge to continue his vision to transform our country. #MLKDay
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 18, 2016
Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to… https://t.co/EnfDeelWvk
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) January 18, 2016
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." – MLK. Today we honor Dr. King by standing together for justice. #MLKDay
— Forest Whitaker (@ForestWhitaker) January 18, 2016
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) January 18, 2016
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." #MLKDay2016
— John Cena (@JohnCena) January 18, 2016
— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) January 18, 2016
Happy MLK day! I'm celebrating it like its thanksgiving or Christmas!
— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) January 18, 2016
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) January 18, 2016
#MLKDay is a day on, not a day off. It is a day of service so we may seek progress in our communities & create a world at peace with itself.
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) January 18, 2016
Happy Martin Luther King day. Thank the universes for his decency, strength and righteousness.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 18, 2016
Good morning remember what today is about it's not just a day off school talk to your kids about what it means #MLKDay
— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) January 18, 2016
The impact Martin had on the world is irrefutable, and it could only have grown had he not been tragically assassinated in Memphis, TN on April 4, 1968. His civil work changed the United States forever, and today we honor him and thank him for all that he has given to us.
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