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Google’s Martin Luther King Day Doodle: Image of Unity

January 17, 2022 | Maddy Rowe

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Google’s Martin Luther King Day Doodle: Image of Unity

The man behind one of the world’s most famous names celebrated his birthday on the 15 January. If I said to you “I have a dream,” then chances are you would instantly recognise who I am referring to. Yes its Martin Luther King Jr and to celebrate his special day to its full potential, Google have designed their very own Google Doodle. In the past here at OSM, we have brought you various Doodles including that of John Lennon’s 70th Birthday, Halloween, Jane Austen’s 235th Birthday, St Andrew’s Day, The Flintstones and so on.

As Mashable reported, if you click onto Google today, you will or would have been met with a Doodle which in appearance shows 4 children playing hopscotch. The thinking behind this stems from the American activist, clergyman and leader of the African American Civil Rights Movement and his one mission. His understanding and the message he wanted to portray was that of everybody whatever color and creed being united as one. His work during 1964, won him the “Nobel Peace Prize,” for his campaigning to end racial segregation and racial discrimination. He was the youngest person to ever receive this special award.

The 4 children as stated within the Doodle, represent the meaning within his speech that includes, “I have a dream speech, I have a dream that my 4 children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

King unfortunately died on April 4 1968 when he was assassinated in Tennessee. Leading up to this tragic time, he had turned his attentions to poverty and stopping the Vietnam War.

With Martin Luther’s words shaping the course of history and the way in which we live our lives, can you think of anyone more deserving to receive Google’s tribute? Let us know your comments below.

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