Macklemore, President Obama, More Make MLK’s ‘Dream’ Trending Topic

Bun B, Cee Lo and many more hit Twitter to reflect on iconic speech made 50 years ago today during March on Washington.

Fifty years ago today, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. stood at a podium at the Lincoln Memorial to deliver his now iconic “I Have a Dream” address during the March on Washington. The Civil Rights activist expressed his hopes for racial equality in that memorable speech, and on Wednesday (August 28), celebs and non-celebs alike, using hashtags like #mlkdream50, hit Twitter with remembrances and thoughts on the historic moment.

Some of those tweeting about the speech and March on Washington simply expressed respect for the landmark event, which was credited with helping to get the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. A Twitter account, @TodayIn1963, is even recreating the event via “live tweets,” recounting what went down that fateful day.

Fresh off his VMA win for Best Song With a Message, Macklemore posted a moving Instagram tribute, with the hashtag #MLK and this caption: “A speech that will inspire forever. Still puts goosebumps on my arms. Reminds me why I make art and what’s truly important.

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