23 Martin Luther King Memes & Tributes To Share On Social Media & Show Your Support
It's important to remember, as our first black president leaves office, that a new president who promises racism, sexism and xenophobia moves in. And on Monday, a day to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most well-known civil rights leader in American history, Twitter did not forget that fact. Throughout the day, people posted dozens of MLK memes and tributes showing support for the leader and the legacy he left behind.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January, in an attempt to be close to his birthday, Jan. 15. This year, the day kicked off with a breakfast in his honor headed by a speech by close friend and civil rights ally Rep. John Lewis, who explained how King personally impacted his life:
Lewis gave the speech amidst heat between himself and the next president, but avoided going down that rabbit hole and instead steered toward a message of hope:
The powerful words — and the tributes posted online — were an echo of the message of the most famous civil rights leader this country has known.