Happy MLK Day everyone! Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of God who sacrificed his life fighting for a better future for everyone. He stood for peace, he stood for freedom, and he taught us how we can advocate for both in a non-violent way. The winner of the Nobel Peace prize while just 35, MLK fought for civil rights for African Americans including the voting rights in 1965 as portrayed in the powerful movie, SELMA.
To honor the legend today being the first Monday in January, celebrities, including Beyonce, Lupita Nyong'o, Gabrielle Union, Alicia Keys and more, took to social media to share their favorite quotes, tributes and iconic photos.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday I wanted to share one of my favorite pics of him and Sammy Davis Jr. laughing together... it's always reminded me that MLK was a man, a human being that achieved greatness... he was real... and it reminds me that ALL of us are capable of leading, achieving, uplifting and encouraging folks... we don't have to wait on a superhero... WE are all superheroes. You can truly be the change you want to see in the world... just like MLK #loveandlight #onelove EVERY human being deserves to be seen, to be respected, to be loved, to be acknowledged as goodness incarnate by birthright... ♡♡♡☆☆☆
New #MLK speech unearthed! Watch it on Democracy Now: http://goo.gl/n4TpnF. #MartinLutherKingJr "It might be true that you can't legislate INTEGRATION, but you can legislate DESEGREGATION. It might be true that MORALITY cannot be legislated, but BEHAVIOR can be REGULATED. It may be true that the law can't change the HEART, but it can RESTRAIN the HEARTLESS. It may be true that the law can't make a man LOVE me, but it can restrain him from LYNCHING me, and that's very important also."
"When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love. Where evil men would seek to perpetuate an unjust status quo, good men must seek to bring into being a real order of justice." #MLKDay