In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today, many actors, actresses, athletes and other entertainers took to Twitter and other online platforms to honor the memory of the civil rights leader, who was murdered in 1968. Read on to see what they’ve been saying all day!
See what the celebrities are saying to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. on Twitter:
“Today is the day that we honor Dr. Martin Luther King on his national holiday. Let us remember the man, the motive, and the mission. We must never forget the sacrifices of those who came before us. GOD BLESS!!” wrote comedian Chris Tucker.
Glee actress Amber Riley also tweeted, “Thank you Martin Luther King Jr, you struggled so my fight would be easier. I wish you were living to see all we have accomplished.”
Actress Melissa Joan Hart used the opportunity as one to educate her followers:
Take a moment to research Martin Luther King, Jr and understand why this man is justly recognized. We all need more peace in our lives.
Many celebrities tweeted MLK’s own quotes throughout the day. NBC Today host Ann Curry wrote, “‘We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.’-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
“Darkness cant drive out darkness-only light can do that. Hate cant drive out hate-only love can do that-Martin Luther King Jr Happy MLK Day,” tweeted Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.
“‘At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.’ – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Happy MLK Day. Stay blessed,” wrote Mike Tyson.
One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush also tweeted out a quote:
Happy #MLK Day. What a gift his words were, and still are. ‘The time is always right to do the right thing’ ― Martin Luther King Jr.
“He fought 4 equality & righteousness.. He single handedly challenged a cultural pattern that refused change & got us closer to unity = #MLK” tweeted actor Wilmer Valderrama.
Musician Lenny Kravitz wrote, “Let’s keep MLK’s universal dream moving forward. Let love rule.”
Comedian Steve Harvey also wrote, “MLK…. Mercy Love. Kindness — Remember that!”
Joan Rivers’ tweet made things a little more lighthearted: “Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and I too have a dream – that science finds a cure for liver spots!”
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