7 IG Tributes to MLK That Honor His Legacy
54 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech (one of many) that changed the world in ways he couldn’t possibly have predicted: now, half a century later, “I Have a Dream” is just as relevant as ever, and it’s his persistence, integrity, and mission that we pay tribute to now, today and every day. Especially appropriate in our current political climate, MLK’s message of peace, love, and equality, continues to ring true.
Last year we remembered the King for his fight for democratic socialism; this year, we’re raising a glass on Instagram, because #2017. Peep the full roundup below. Cheers to you, MLK! May we never forget your passion or your politics.
Gratitude in a ‘gram.
Stand up for what you believe in.
MLK’s dream for peaceful equality lives on.
A legend honoring another legend—Nina Simone sang “Why?” to the tune of pure sorrow after MLK’s passing as a way to pay tribute to his legacy.
This song "Why?" was written for Martin Luther King Jr. by Nina Simone's bassist, Gene Taylor, the day after he passed. It beautifully honors his life's work and today, more than ever, I share the sentiment in this song. We have much to learn, and so much still to do, but I believe in us and I believe even more than ever that respect, love and understanding is the foundation for peace. Imagine we could all teach that to our kids… We could break the chain of hate. #Linkinbio for full performance. #MLKDAY
Deuces up to the King.
The best response to hate? Love.
The fight for freedom continues—as does MLK’s legacy.
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