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Google Doodle Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022

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Google Doodle, represented by Brooklyn, New York-based guest artist Olivia Fields, celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022. This United States government holiday celebrates a day of service and reflection on the life and work of Dr. King the civil rights leader who served as a lifelong advocate for racial equality and the end of segregation.

In the U.S., the third Monday of January is saved as a day of service and community, in honor and memory of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. Google is participating in the celebration with a homepage Doodle inspired by some of Dr. King’s wise words.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. He started his career of service in Montgomery, Alabama as a pastor and community leader in the NAACP, which meant to build up legitimate assurances for the Black community across all parts of social and institutional life.

Members of the NAACP appointed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to battle segregation by leading a historic bus boycott in 1955. As the first, large-scale, peaceful demonstration of its sort, the Montgomery Bus Boycotts denoted a defining moment in the American civil rights movement and inspired generations to battle for civil rights.

Through influential demonstrations, speeches, and written works, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spread his message of racial equity and economic equality. His efforts finished with the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a milestone piece of legislation that announced the finish of legal public discrimination and segregation in the United States. In remembrance of Dr. King’s birthday, the third Monday in January was pronounced a government holiday in 1983 and observed for the first time in 1986.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy lives on in the work of his children and in large numbers inspired by his significant way of talking to keep pushing the arc of the moral universe to an equitable society for all.

Google Doodle for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022 was appointed by Google by Olivia Fields, an African-American artist who tries to represent “Black beauty and identity” in her art. The focal point of the present work of art is Dr. King’s arm, arched forward and up, showing a well-known pose from his “I Have a Dream” speech.

On the left-hand side, within the capital “G” of “Google,” men, women, and children of color are portrayed across different industries and different backgrounds, all looking forward to a brighter future. This future is represented on the right-hand side with doves in flight.

The binding together artistic theme of the piece, besides the front aligned outlook, is the use of arcs, especially in the way “Google” is formed. This was a deliberate design choice, as Fields was inspired by a specific quote when she made Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Doodle 2022.

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