To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Google invited guest artist Richie Pope to create today’s logo.
The Doodle artfully highlights the Civil Rights leader’s ability to deliver “poignant truths in beautiful and moving speeches,” and leads to a search for “Martin Luther King Jr. Day.”
Today’s doodle honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister, community activist, philosopher and humanitarian. His leadership of the American Civil Rights movement, Nobel Peace Prize for non-violent civil disobedience in the face of racial injustice, and eventual martyrdom for the cause, cements his place as a hero for peace and justice worldwide.
Following in his father’s footsteps as a Baptist Minister and Civil Rights activist, King rose to become the leader of America’s Civil Rights Movement. While King’s actual birthday is January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of January.
To honor the Civil Rights leader, Google says it is, “…inspired to keep working towards a better future with grace and optimism.”
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