Hip Hop Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Diddy, Master P, Common and many more paid tribute to the civil rights leader on what would'I have been to his 89 birthday.
On Monday (15 January) that acts as Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, people across the country are celebrating by giving back and a tribute to the noted civil rights leader.
Dr. King, who was assassinated on 4 April 1968, while in Memphis, Tennessee, devoted his life to the civil rights movement and the progression of people of color.
From Diddy to Barack Obama, a number of public figures who use social media to applaud Dr. King for his service and the progress he had made in his life.
Take a look at some of the tributes below.
A post shared by Diddy (@diddy) on January 15, 2018 at 8:32am PST
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 is used for the whole of humanity. You helped the world see that we are All Gods Children, connected by the thread of humanity.
— COMMON (@common) January 15, 2018
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— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) January 15, 2018
Grateful to Dr. Martin Luther King, and not to yield to the continuous rhetoric of Bael. We are Blessed and favored among the men. That is not understood it is attacked, and we are still Standing. One has to marvel at the dignity of the systemic of the oppressed. 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
May his courage, his pursuit of equality and his legacy inspire you to walk in the right direction today. #mlk #ATL pic.twitter.com/pHtqN9gmd8
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) January 15, 2018
Dr. King was 26