Christians are highlighting the civil rights work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday.

Monday, January 17 marks MLK's birthday. He would have been 93 years old this year.

The American Baptist minister led many Americans in the civil rights movement, often preaching in his speeches about racial injustice. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis.

His oldest living son, Martin Luther King III, became a human rights advocate and Christian leader. 

His son spent the day discussing voter suppression.

Rapper and singer Lecrae shared a post from his own record label, Reach Records. The post thanks MLK for "advancing the cause of justice and the Kingdom of God."


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Maverick City Music, whose members are all Black, shared an MLK quote to their official Instagram account. 


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CeCe Winans, the singer of "We Believe For It" shared the song's connection to MLK on Instagram.

"Each generation has memories, stories and values it wants to pass along to the next generation," she writes."Grateful for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s example of faith for equality and may we continue to grow in our faith for the next generations to come."


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Elevation Worship cleared their Instagram page, instead, leaving their 1.9 million followers with ways to pick up MLK's torch

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Tauren Wells enlisted the help of a graphic designer to honour MLK Monday.

"While we honor and reflect on Dr. King’s life, message, and legacy, let’s also consider how we can all move toward seeing each other, hearing each other, and loving each other," Wells writes on Instagram.


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