Television Personalities and Sisters Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian Arrive at the 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood
Television personalities and sisters Khloe (L), Kourtney (C) and Kim Kardashian arrive at the 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas REUTERS

Jan. 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Kardashian family showed their support through social media. Members of the popular reality show clan used their social media accounts to post inspirational quotes and photos which give tribute to Dr. King and to the things that he has done for American Society.

Kim Kardashian West used her Instagram page and posted a photo of Dr. King's infamous quote: "I have a dream." She used the hashtag #MLK referring to the famous activist's initials. Kim posted the simple tribute before following it up with a selfie that she took with her younger sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Kim's younger sister Khloe also used the hashtag #MLK when she posted her own quote. Her Instagram post read: "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. MLK."

Kourtney Kardashian also had Dr. King on her mind today when she posted two photos on her Instagram site. Both showed other famous quotes uttered by the iconic man who fought to abolish inequality and discrimination against African Americans in the United States. Kourtney's boyfriend Scott Disick stood by his lady and reposted one of Kourtney's Martin Luther King quotes. The post read: "Let no man pull you low enough to hate him."

Apart from the Kardashian girls, many other celebrities have taken an active part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. Popular media personality Oprah Winfrey is one of the more notable celebrities who is deeply involved in the day's activities. According to Hollywood Life, Oprah and the cast of "Selma" went on a march on the streets of Alabama to pay tribute to Dr. King. Hundreds of people were present during the rally and Oprah reportedly mentioned how much was achieved in Dr. King's time with very little resources compared to the present day. She emphasised the value of connection and social media and our ability to achieve so much more.

The same report from Hollywood Life also compiled tweets from other celebrities who showed their support. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker and former President Bill Clinton also posted tweets using versions of the hashtag #MLK or #MLKDay.

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