Twitter users, including his children, Bernice King and Martin Luther King III, honored the civil rights leader on his birthday.
Today, on my father's birthday, we all celebrate his legacy -- one of peace and nonviolence. Today, I also remember a man who did everything he could to give me and my siblings a childhood full of joy, even in the face of hatred and violence. Happy birthday, Dad. #MLKpic.twitter.com/637prxq9I4
The wishes weren’t just from Atlanta, though. “Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted not just “Happy Birthday,” but also attached a song honoring King that has been taught in the elementary school he attended for years.
"Peace is not simply the absence of conflict, but the existence of justice for all people." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Wishing a Happy Birthday to Civil Rights Leader Dr. King. pic.twitter.com/nKINgpejOZ
Today is Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday - he was a true American hero, visionary, and peaceful warrior. How will you honor his memory? Perhaps some service to your community? Recommitting yourself to equity and justice? Think about it.
Today, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
Born Jan 15, 1929, King grew up to become one of the most renowned civil rights leaders in history. Throughout the 1950s and 60s, King led non-violent demonstrations in protest of racist laws that affected Black Americans. pic.twitter.com/zEUJDOv6fF
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