People everywhere are marking the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Of course, the movement is continuing on Twitter, where the hashtags #mlkdream50, #ihaveadream, #dreamday, and #WhatsYourDream have been set up for today.
So how are the celebrities on Twitter responding to the big day?
Tyra Banks learned words from the “I Have a Dream" speech in school, but this was no boring homework assignment that she just memorized because she had to. She was proud to know the words:
In elementary school, we memorized large sections of MLK's DREAM speech. I remember my parent's faces as they watched me recite. Bliss.
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) August 28, 2013
What part(s) of the “I Have a Dream” speech are especially moving to you?
I'm headed back 2 DC Oprah, presidents Clinton, Obama n Carter speaking @ tomorrow's 50th ann of March on Washington http://t.co/20pULjpz51
— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) August 28, 2013
Kerry Washington shared an NPR article and a really fascinating vid on the March on Washington:
— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) August 28, 2013
The musician Common, was also inspired by the day to Tweet out his dream.
— COMMON (@common) August 28, 2013
Not sure if it’s a coincidence or if Gabrielle Union did this on purpose, but she sent out a Tweet with a message that fits perf with today ... and her hashtag paraphrases Gandhi’s quote, “ You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Since Gandhi’s nonviolent ways were influential to the Civil Rights Movement, it also seems pretty appropriate:
Coulda, woulda, shoulda... Just Do It! Can't be a witness when you're 2 busy participating in the action #BeTheChangeYouWantToSee
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) August 28, 2013
How are you celebrating the 50th anniversary? How has Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement made your life the way it is today? Share your thoughts below!