Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Google Doodle

Jan 16, 2017 • 7:36 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos
 

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day - a very important day in the U.S. It commemorates the birthday of Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. which was on January 15, 1929. But the day is observed on the following Monday, which is January 16th this year.

The search engines have logos and themes for the day. This includes Google's logo which you can see above. Google's Doodler wrote:

King was born in Atlanta in 1929. He began his pastoral career in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1954, a year before Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat. Montgomery's community leaders chose King to organize the resulting bus boycott. From then on, his was the most powerful and lyrical voice in the effort to end segregation in the United States. King's message of nonviolence and love -- delivered in magnificent speeches and masterful writing -- shaped the American civil rights movement and inspired activists worldwide. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Today's Doodle, by guest artist Keith Mallett, captures one of the major themes of King's speeches and writing: unity. "All life is interrelated," he said. "We are all made to live together." King urged Americans of all races to keep "working toward a world of brotherhood, cooperation, and peace."

Martin Luther King Jr. may seem like the sort of leader who comes along only once every century or so, but King himself would disagree with that notion. He taught that we are all capable of lighting the way to "the bright daybreak of freedom and justice," and that we can unite to show that "love is the most durable power in the world."

Bing has an awesome background theme of a photo of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Yerba Buena Gardens:

And here is the Dogpile home page:

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