41 Martin Luther King Jr. Memes You Can Share Any Day Of The Year

ByMonica Busch
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On the third Monday of January, Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is observed as a federal holiday in the United States. Born on Jan. 15, 1929, King grew up to be one of the most influential voices in the Civil Rights Movement, famously advocating for a nonviolent approach to protesting racial discrimination. As a reverend and as an activist, King was a skilled orator, advising audiences everywhere from the pulpit to the nation's capitol. Frequently quoted, MLK's speeches, sermons, and writings appear in memes shareable on any social media platform, at any time of year.

In his lifetime, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. He was also posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Nearly fifty years after his assassination, King's insights on issues of faith and protest continue to offer guidance to generations still fighting for racial equality, not just in the United States, but across the world.

A prolific writer, King's notable quotes are too many to count, and no single-line lifted from his works can fully do him the justice he deserves. That being said, many of his observations or instructions packed a punch - containing multitudes of wisdom in just a single sentence or two. Condensed and shortened, sharing one in his memory can be a great way to offer those who follow you on social media a gentle reminder of why we celebrate his birth, year in and year out.

Moral Responsibility

Keep Moving Forward

Things That Matter

In The Same Boat

Time Is Always Right

Take A Stand

"My Brother's Keeper"

Only Love

Our Lives

We Must All Protest

Stick With Love

Love Illuminates

Measure Of A Man

Arc Of The Moral Universe

Time Is Always Right

Guard Against False Slogans

Never Stop Dreaming

In A Great Way

People Before Profit Motives

The Final Word

Freedom Must Be Demanded

A New Dimension Of Love

Intelligence Plus Character

Cannot Be Silent

Tomorrow Is Today

Revolution Of Values

Commit Yourself To Equal Rights

Change Through Struggle

Hate Is a Burden

Passively Accepting Evil

To Ignore Evil

Dream

Turning An Enemy Into A Friend

Nothing More Dangerous

The White Moderate

Never Lose Hope

Recapture The Revolutionary Spirit

We Must Act

Be Ready To March

Peace Is Precious

Distribution Of Wealth

King was an activist and a leader devoted to his cause. People share his words because they resonate so deeply, still, with today's political and social climates. But, if there's one truth that rang through almost every word he publicly spoke, it's that you must not give up the fight for what's fair and just.