We Remember Martin Luther King Jr.

Each year on the third Monday of January, we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and reflect on the work that still needs to be done for racial equality. This January 18, we hope you make this holiday more than just a day off to take time to reflect and take action on the current civil rights issues across the globe.

On this day, Twitter wanted to remember MLK Day for what he stood for and his dreams.

Lawyer and activist Stacey Abrams tweeted: “As we reflect on the contributions of Dr. King, let us build on his legacy by securing the promise of justice for all. By ensuring our voices were heard in the streets and at the ballot box, we renewed our fight to make the dream a reality. But the work continues. #MLKDay”

NFL player Russell Wilson tweeted a quote from MLK himself: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” #MLKDay Martin Luther King Jr. Love is the way!”

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley tweeted: “Dr. King was a radical dreamer who imagined & fought to create a more just society. As we celebrate his legacy, I’m thinking of the justice seekers, table shakers & truth-tellers who have taken up his struggle in our ongoing fight for racial & economic justice. #MLKDay”

Even MLK’s daughter Bernice King had a subtle clap back at a Twitter user which read:

Twitter user @francismmaxwell said, “Today you’ll see conservatives who have torn at the fabric of democracy, share ‘I have a dream’ quotes and try to dilute the great Dr. King. They will never share this video, where I believe #MLK is at his radical, unapologetic and outright brilliant best. #MLKDay”

 

Another Twitter user hit the nail on the head, tweeting: “I always look at the quotes that people choose to post today on #MLKDay. When I see white folks post the “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that” I cringe a little. B/c that’s one of the top ones used out of context to scold us for our anger at white supremacy.”

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