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Barack Obama’s 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tweet Is About Not Giving Up


Plenty of social activists and political figures have taken to social media to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. this year, but Barack Obama’s 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day tweet is particularly meaningful. On Jan. 18, the former POTUS shared a photo of himself standing in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park along with a powerful message.

“If anyone had a right to question whether our democracy was worth redeeming, it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Obama wrote. “Because in the face of billy clubs and lynchings, poll taxes and literacy tests, he never gave in to violence, never waved a traitorous flag or gave up on our country.” In a second tweet, he added, “On #MLKDay, we celebrate his…



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