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Morgan Freeman is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. all day on social media.
The 83-year-old actor and voiceover artist has produced a series of 12 videos to commemorate the civil rights leader on #MLK Day 2021. The videos started streaming at 8 a.m. EST on Monday via Instagram, where he has 1.8 million followers.
Footage of historic moments in the civil rights movement of the ’60s, such as the march over Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Alabama, take the screen as King’s most inspiring words can be heard through Freeman’s legendary baritone narration.
“The Shawshank Redemption” actor had his own statement to make ahead of the tribute.
“Across the globe, we have seen many acts of selflessness. Neighbors, friends and even strangers working together to heal our world,” the “Million Dollar Baby” Oscar winner said, according to Deadline.com.
The “Seven” and “Now You See Me” star continued, “In these trying times we must remember and uplift the good. While rising above violence,” Freeman continued. “Today is not an ordinary day. Today is about a man who had a dream And had the voice to speak the truth to an entire country, even though there was opposition. And it was incredibly unpopular. It shook an entire nation and paved the way for equality and justice. He paid for that dream; it cost him his life. So we must never forget about him. Today, we must remember to keep the dream alive. So be kind. Show love to one another. Help pave the way for equality and justice. And have faith that our great country can recover from anything. Because through this we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
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