(AllHipHop News) Today (January 15) is Martin Luther King Jr. day and as expected, a number of influential politicians, celebrities and others hit the social media platform to share their thoughts on the late civil rights leader.
People like President Obama, Representative John Lewis, MC Hammer, Ciara, 2 Chainz, Young M.A., Rick Ross, Talib Kweli, and other notables posted tributes to Dr. King, who was born on this day in 1929.
Twitter itself celebrated by launching a #MLK emoji, which can be activated by using hashtags like #MLK, #IHaveADream, #MLKDay, #MartinLutherKingJr, and
But most interestingly, Twitter gathered 15 celebrities to each Tweet a line from the Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech.
Artists like common, Alicia Keys, Shonda Rimes, Lee Daniels, Jennifer Lopez and Sean “Diddy” Combs were among the participants.
See below for the Tweets, which in order, read the
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted #IHaveADream
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 16, 2017
and every hill and mountain shall be made low, #IHaveADream
— lee daniels (@leedanielsent) January 16, 2017
the rough places will be made plain and the crooked places will be made straight #IHaveADream
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) January 16, 2017
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."" #IHaveADream
— COMMON (@common) January 16, 2017
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with. #IHaveADream
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) January 16, 2017
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. #IHaveADream
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 16, 2017
With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. #IHaveADream
— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) January 16, 2017
With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, #IHaveADream
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 16, 2017
to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, #IHaveADream
— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) January 16, 2017
knowing that we will be free one day. #IHaveADream
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 16, 2017
And this will be the day — this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning: #IHaveADream
— Diddy (@Diddy) January 16, 2017
My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. #IHaveADream
— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) January 16, 2017
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride, #IHaveADream
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 16, 2017