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01/16/2017 01:11 pm ET Updated Jan 17, 2017

Celebrities Honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy Over Twitter

"Take a moment to appreciate how far we have come as a nation and those that got us here."

It would be a disservice to the incredible life that Martin Luther King Jr. led to let MLK Day pass by without a word. And so celebrities came out to share their thoughts, dreams and favorite quotes on Monday.

Nearly 50 years after his death, King’s words still incite passion, fervor and hope. They ring loud and clear as Americans find themselves still fighting King’s fight for equal rights in support of a country “united in justice, peace and reconciliation” that has “a place at the table for children of every race and room at the inn for every needy child.”

Coretta Scott King, wife of the civil rights icon, described her husband as a man of action “who put his life on the line for freedom and justice every day ... who braved threats and jail and beatings and who ultimately paid the highest price to make democracy a reality for all Americans.”

Here’s what celebrities and other influencers on Twitter had to say.

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