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Celebrities, athletes and public figures took to social media on Monday to celebrate and honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. To commemorate this year’s MLK Day and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s assassination, Twitter asked users to share how King impacted their life.

“One man, countless lives changed,” the official Twitter account wrote Monday morning. “To honor his legacy, share how Martin Luther King Jr.’s life impacted yours with #ThankYouMLK50.” Stars responded by sharing some of King’s most well-known quotes, honoring his fight for justice and celebrating how he inspires them to create change.

The #ThankYouMLK50 hashtag generated hundreds of tweets, including ones from figures such as Shonda Rhimes, Robin Roberts, Ellen DeGeneres and more. Take a look at some of the tweets below:

Celebrities Honor the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with #ThankYouMLK50

How did you celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. today? Which celebrity tweet was your favorite? Share it in the comments section below!

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