April 5, 2018

Stevie Wonder video tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Precisely 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's. death in Memphis, Stevie Wonder is paying tribute to the Civil Rights pioneer and his heritage.

At 7:05 p.m. CT on April 4 — the correct commemoration of Dr. Ruler's passing in 1968 — Wonder shared a ritzy video denoting the event, considering how King's fantasies for a superior future live on.

"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's. lessons and works have driven me and the world to give peace a possibility," Wonder clarifies in the video. "In spite of the fact that Dr. Lord left us 50 years back, his fantasy is still inside every one of us."

The five-minute video incorporates many lawmakers, activists, craftsmen, and performing artists all regarding King's words and sharing their own fantasies. Members incorporate Common, Whoopi Goldberg, James Corden, Lupita Nyong'o, Katy Perry, Serena Williams, Meryl Streep, Samuel L. Jackson, Demi Lovato, Eva Longoria, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Chadwick Boseman, Janelle Monae, Cher, Jimmy Kimmel, Kesha, Jamie Foxx, Nick Jonas, Harry Styles, Paul McCartney, and Barack and Michelle Obama.

"Our fantasy is of a world where we perceive each other's normal humankind and that we shape for our kids peace, equity, and open door for all," the previous president says.

Ponder, who joined Twitter to share the video, is urging individuals to share their own fantasies by posting a video with the hashtag #DreamStillLives.

The artist and piano player has been a long-term champion of King's heritage, and he was a standout amongst the most straightforward supporters in the first battle to respect King with a U.S. occasion. His tune "Upbeat Birthday" helped bring issues to light for the crusade.