Pharrell Williams, Common, Major Lazer & More Celebrate MLK Day
Musical artists around the globe are celebrating the birthday and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. today (Jan. 21). The civil rights leader, who would've been 90, was born on Jan. 15, 1929.
"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity," Common tweeted, quoting the late civil rights leader.
Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968. He was 39.
Read more Twitter and Instagram tributes to MLK below.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 21, 2019
— Martin Luther King Jr.
Honoring the doctor today #MLKDay
"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity" Dr. King #MartinLutherKingJrDay #MLKDay #MLKNow pic.twitter.com/0p8EaCQAri— COMMON (@common) January 21, 2019
I know today is the Martin Luther King Holiday. But last night “I had a Dream.” that I DIDN’T have a Job..... And I got my ass up and went to work! Respect----— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) January 21, 2019
“We’ve learned to fly the air like birds. We’ve learned to swim the seas like fish. And yet we haven’t learned to walk the earth like brothers and sisters.”— Marc Anthony (@MarcAnthony) January 21, 2019
Today we honor his Legacy#MLKDay pic.twitter.com/8rcFGIxH3t
“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education”✊--✊--✊--✊--✊--#MLKDAY— MAJOR LAZER (@MAJORLAZER) January 21, 2019
Don’t just tweet #MLK quotes — then turn around and be hurtful, hateful or unkind to another human being today.— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) January 21, 2019
Listen to his words.
Live by his words.
Remember to be, and always be, the most loving person that you can be.
Today and everyday.#MartinLutherKingDay #MLKDay ❤️ pic.twitter.com/R1uqEVbzjI
Happy Birthday to the Magnificent Dr. King who truly was a King Amongst Men and whose Sacrifices Made and Changes fought and died for—are still shaking the World!! ---- Let us never take for granted or forget ! #prophet #hero #king #mlk #visionary #rebelheart ♥️ pic.twitter.com/X4ejMiRxDj— Madonna (@Madonna) January 21, 2019
On this #MLKDay , it's worth remembering Louis Armstrong's words after "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama 1965. Armstrong, a strong supporter of King, angrily told the press, "They would beat Jesus if he was black and marched." Thank you, Dr. King. Thank you, Louis Armstrong. pic.twitter.com/8Qf1PZBtU0— Louis Armstrong (@ArmstrongHouse) January 21, 2019
this. https://t.co/c1lnvkWRDI— Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) January 21, 2019
Can we keep saying Happy MLK-Day & truly Not be Happy About it? Would MLK be Happy? Is Happy to be Chased like a Drug? Sober up Ppl, THIS IS NOT GROUND HOG DAY. We r in Deep Funkateers, so everybody Grab a Shovel! (U-Dig). STOP PLAYIN' WITH LIVES! @MrChuckD @DrCornelWest pic.twitter.com/6uFpVJCQWt— Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) January 21, 2019
PARTY TIP: Be more like Martin Luther King, Jr.— ANDREW W.K. (@AndrewWK) January 21, 2019
KEEP CHASING YOUR DREAMS, MLK PAVED THE WAY"— MASTER P (@MasterPMiller) January 21, 2019
If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run then walk. If you can’t walk then crawl. But by all means necessary no matter how old or young you are keep moving and keep chasing your dreams.#MLK #Dreams #mlkday pic.twitter.com/ITggNveiK6
When i was a little girl, rarely my birthday would fall on MLK day, and when it would, like it does today, I would feel lucky, most special, not a little girl, not even human, I felt like the clouds and the sky and sea with its sea life and those forests with deserts all flora and fauna... a little girl sitting down by the brook, listening to the babbling cool water flowing with the wind churning symphonies over the moss stuck rocks and whistling leaves heaving dancing light shadows of sap and hung tobacco... warm smiles to myself... a part of something bigger than me, something true, something explained without name, something with so much love inside you could burst at the seams from joy and purpose. Concise for a day. This man was my hero throughout my childhood. Running from home to home, school to school, guardianship to guardianship, throughout the Bible Belt, in school- when I was asked to write about a hero, whatever age, whatever class, whatever town, I always wrote my reports about Mr. King. Twice, I moved three times in one year. Those two years alone, I wrote six essays on the man who was born three blocks from where I born in Atlanta, GA. I wonder how many I have written? Yes it’s my birthday, but only because I share it with MLK day, does it feel in my blood how sincerely it means something, to me, to so many. Thank you for all the bday wishes-- I am so lucky, thankful, happy to be here.
“I have decided to stick with LOVE. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”— Earth, Wind & Fire (@EarthWindFire) January 21, 2019
-Martin Luther King Jr.
So say we all. pic.twitter.com/ENaIdmbUgz
Today, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his leadership, his drive for civil rights for Black Americans, and his legacy.— Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) January 21, 2019
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Dr. Martin Luther King pic.twitter.com/hnUKMewFYG
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. pic.twitter.com/pjGHixb4IF— Grateful Dead (@GratefulDead) January 21, 2019