Stacey Abrams, a voting rights advocate, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Abrams appeared on a 40-minute episode of Pharrell Williams‘ podcast OTHERtone, where Williams praised Abrams for her advocacy efforts.

“If there ever really was an American dream, it’s you,” Williams said. “It really is.”

Abrams was nominated by Socialist Party member of Norway’s parliament, Lars Haltbrekken, because her “work follows in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps in the fight for equality before the law and for civil rights,” according to Haltbrekken.

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“Abrams’ effort to complete King’s work are crucial if the United States if America shall succeed in its effort to create fraternity between all its peoples and a peaceful and just society,” Haltbrekken continued.

Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, where he and his wife, Coretta King, traveled to Norway to accept it.

“I must ask why this prize is awarded to a movement which is beleaguered and committed to unrelenting struggle; to a movement which has not won the very peace and brotherhood which is the essence of the Nobel Prize,” King said in his now-famous speech.

Past American winners include Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama and former Vice President Al Gore.

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